BRACEVILLE, Ill. (May 14, 2009) - ESPN Radio 1000 host Chauncey Niziol will once again bring his Great Outdoors radio show to the banks of Braidwood Lake. Niziol will kick off Exelon Nuclear's "Fishing for a Cure" charity bass tournament with a live remote broadcast on Saturday, May 30 starting at 6 a.m.
"ESPN and Chauncey Niziol bring a great amount of energy and enthusiasm to our charity event. We are fortunate to have them kick off the tournament for the third year in a row," said Braidwood Station Site Vice President Bryan Hanson. "Last year's event drew 92 teams. We hope to surpass that mark this year and help another wonderful cause."
This year's tournament proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks, whose goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism. Autism Speaks raises money to fund new research to uncover the cause, help with prevention and treatments and find a cure for autism.
The station is putting up $10,000 in cash prizes for competing fishermen. The first place team will reel in an impressive $4,000, with second and third place netting $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. The fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers will each win $500. The teams finishing seventh through tenth will each win $250.
The entry fee is $100 per team with all proceeds, including 100 percent of all tournament entry fees, going to Autism Speaks.
Rules and entry forms are available on the Internet at www.exeloncorp.com/programs/fishing.
Also on May 30, a children's tournament will again be held on the banks of the Godley Park District pond from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $5 per child.
To receive an entry form by mail or for more information, contact Braidwood Generating Station Communications Manager Paul Dempsey via e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (815) 417-3184.