Braceville, Illinois - For the tenth consecutive year, Braidwood Generating Station will host Exelon Nuclear's "Fishing for a Cure." Anglers are invited to cast a line for charity in the team bass tournament on Saturday, May 21 at Braidwood Lake in Braceville, Ill.
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 win $500 and teams finishing seventh through tenth will win $250.
This year's tournament proceeds will benefit Wounded Heroes Foundation, Inc. Wounded Heroes Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded to provide needed support to the men and women of this great nation that sacrifice their lives for the good of their country. Wounded Heroes Foundation provides care packages to our injured men and women of the armed forces. In addition, Wounded Heroes Foundation, through charitable contributions, provides financial and other assistance in situations where the military is not equipped or unable to assist.
The 2010 "Fishing for a Cure" tournament sold out (100 boats) for the first time ever and raised a record $28,000 for Operation MOMS Cookie, Inc. and deployed American troops. The tournament sold out in just five weeks.
"It's great that our charity tournament will benefit men and women who were wounded while serving our country," said Braidwood Site Vice President Dan Enright. "I can't think of a more deserving cause. We are looking forward to a day filled with fun, camaraderie and competitive fishing."
"Your choice of The Wounded Heroes Foundation as the beneficiary of the Exelon 2011 Fishing For a Cure tournament is truly wonderful," said John Bolak, director of Wounded Heroes Foundation, Inc. "This effort will help our mission of helping those who have given so much."
The tournament will commence from Braidwood Lake's Kankakee Road (South) Ramp. The entry fee is $100 per team with all proceeds, including 100 percent of all tournament entry fees, going to Wounded Heroes Foundation, Inc.
Rules and entry forms are available on the Internet at www.exeloncorp.com/programs/fishing. To learn more about the Wounded Heroes Foundation visit their website at www.woundedheroesfund.net.
Also on May 21, a children's tournament will again be held at 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 Neal Miller via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (815) 417-3184.