Exelon's Fishing for a Cure
May 12, 2018
Celebrating 17 Years of Fishing and Funding Local
Grab a pole and push out from shore for Exelon’s 17th annual Fishing for a Cure fundraiser, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Braidwood Generating Station’s cooling lake in Braceville, IL. Teams (two anglers per team) will compete for some impressive cash prizes totaling $10,000. First place will reel in $4,000, and second and third place win $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. Those who finish in the top 10 also win cash. For the list of rules, please see the form below.
The entirety of the proceeds from the $150-per-boat entry fee (see entry form below), raffles and silent auctions will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps millions of families with sick children as they seek medical care away from home. This year’s donation to Ronald McDonald House will be designated for the organization’s Chicago area chapter.
In its 16 previous years, the Fishing for a Cure event has raised more than $500,000 for many charities and nonprofits, most recently in 2017, when the fundraiser netted $53,000 for the Braidwood Area Healthy Community Coalition.
For those young anglers, ages 12 and under, a Kid’s Derby will be held that same day, Saturday, May 12, at Godley Park District’s pond. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the competition will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is $5. See the Kid’s Derby flyer for more details.