Throughout the country, the popularity of kayak tournaments is growing. Through the growth and participation come great opportunities to give back to the community and sometimes mankind.
April 5th is one such day.
The Beavers Bend Kayak Classic benefitting Families Fighting Childhood Cancer will be held April 5th, 2014 at Broken Bow Lake, Oklahoma. Broken Bow is an excellent fishery that should be in full swing by April.
A little about FFCC:
"Families Fighting Childhood Cancer (FFCC) is a branch of Oklahoma Family Network that provides support for families who have had a child diagnosed with cancer.
FFCC connects families based on the age and diagnosis of the child. Families are connected with local and national resources, including a support group in Tulsa. Training is available to help the families care for and advocate for their child. In addition to providing support for families, opportunities are available to get involved with raising awareness and funding for childhood cancer research.
Oklahoma Family Network/Families Fighting Childhood Cancer has been honored to be a Turn Tulsa Pink sponsored charity in 2012, 2013, and 2104. Turn Tulsa Pink does fundraising to support ALL people with ANY cancer. They choose local charities that provide resources and support to people affected by cancer and the funds they raise are split between the charities. Because of this funding we have been able to provide the support group and the Christmas Party. This also provides many opportunities to have fun and raise awareness while also building community with the families while attending Turn Tulsa Pink Events.” from the FFCC website
A note from Amy White of FFCC:
OKC Kayak is hosting the event and Jeff Hillhouse and Chris Thomas are coordinating.
First Place (based on 80 entrants) will win $3,000. Second place gets a new Hobie Outback and the Big Bass winner will win a Jackson Big Rig.
A participant drawing will also be held which each person is entered into with a paid entry fee. Those prizes include a Wilderness Systems Ride 115 as well as prizes from Werner, Astral Lowrance, JD Rods, SuperNova Fishing Lights and more.
A percentage of every participant’s entry fee will go to FFCC and additional prizes have been donated to be raffled with all of that money going to the charity.
Don’t own a kayak but want to fish the tournament? OKC Kayaks will be renting kayaks that day so you can fish.
Maybe you are new to the sport and just want to check out some kayaks. OKC Kayaks will also be doing demos while the tourney is going on.
The entry fee is only $100 if you register by March 28th or $125 the week of the tournament. Registration closes Friday, April 4th at 5pm. Please call 405-23-KAYAK to confirm your registration if you wait until the 4th to register.
To learn more about Families Fighting Childhood Cancer you can go here: http://familiesfightingchildhoodcancer.com
To register for the tournament and for more details go here: www.beaversbendkayakclassic.com
Please go out and support this worthy cause and help fight childhood cancer.