Exelon Nuclear’s Fishing for a Cure Bass Tournament Sold Out - Local food banks guaranteed share of $10,000 donation 

 For the third year in a row, Exelon Nuclear’s “Fishing for a Cure” reached its maximum participation limit of 100 boats, which guarantees the four sponsored Braidwood area food pantries a donation of $2,500 each. 

 

BRACEVILLE, Ill. – For the third year in a row, Exelon Nuclear’s “Fishing for a Cure” reached its maximum participation limit of 100 boats, which guarantees the four sponsored Braidwood area food pantries a donation of $2,500 each.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit four local food pantries in the communities surrounding the Braidwood Generating Station. They are Community Care Center (Braidwood), Kuzma Care Cottage (Wilmington, Ill.), Church of Hope Food Pantry (Gardner, Ill.) and Coal City Food Pantry (Coal City, Ill.).

“$2,500 will help provide over 1,400 meals for our neighbors in need,” said Braidwood Community Care Director Noreen Brandle. “This is a tremendous blessing to our pantry, and we are extremely grateful to Exelon for their generous involvement in the community.”

Although space in the bass fishing tournament is sold out, organizations and individuals can still make a donation to support this effort. There’s still plenty of room for young anglers at the children’s tournament that will be held on Saturday, May 19, at the Godley Park District.

“This year’s event has generated a lot of excitement,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Dan Enright. “We sold out the tournament faster than ever before. This shows how anxious the anglers are to support a great cause.”

The “Fishing for a Cure” tournament will be held on Saturday, May 19. The bass tournament will commence from Braidwood Lake’s Kankakee Road (South) Ramp.

The children’s tournament is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $5 per child. More information on the children’s tournament is available on the Internet at www.exeloncorp.com/fishing.

To learn more about the food pantries, go to www.braidwood.us/care%20center.htm, www.feedingillinois.org/need/?county=Grundy&submit=Map,
http://gardnerchurchofhope.org/foodpantry.html and http://solvehungertoday.org/GetHelp/FindAnAgency/KUZMACARECOTTAGE.aspx

To learn how to donate to this year’s event, please visit www.exeloncorp.com/fishing or contact Braidwood Generating Station Communications Manager Neal Miller via e-mail at neal.miller@exeloncorp.com or by telephone at (815) 417-3184.

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About Exelon

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is the largest competitive U.S. power generator, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).

Contacts

Neal Miller Exelon Nuclear Communications
815.417.3184
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