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Exelon's Fishing for a Cure -- May 2, 2015

Fishing for a Cure 2015 will benefit three local and area hospices – Grundy County Hospice, Joliet Area Community Hospice and Hospice of Kankakee Valley. The 2014 bass tournament raised $65,000 for the Coal City and Diamond Tornado Disaster Relief Effort.

Each year “Fishing for a Cure” raises money for a local charity selected by employees. The charity must have a connection to a Braidwood employee and the local community. Exelon puts up the prize money and pays the cost of staging the event, allowing 100% of the money raised through boat entries and raffles to go directly to the charity. In its first 13 years, “Fishing for a Cure” has raised more than $365,000 for charity.

“Fishing for a Cure is our facility’s signature event, one that demonstrates our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Braidwood Site Vice President Mark Kanavos. “We’re proud of our residents’ spirit of giving and their willingness to pitch in and help. As an organization dedicated to being good corporate citizens by providing safe, reliable, environmentally friendly electricity, we’re proud to sponsor this fun-filled day that helps so many in the community.”

Peggy Warnick815-417-3184

Event Details

Bass Fishing Tournament

Date:   Saturday, May 2, 2015

Location: Braidwood Lake

Entry Fee: $150

Tournament Flier

Children's Tournament

Date:           Saturday, May 2, 2015

Location:     Godley Park District, Godley, Ill.

Entry Fee:   $5

Tournament Flier

Make a Donation

Donations are also being accepted. You can donate by sending a check or money order to:

Fishing for a Cure
Braidwood Generating Station
P.O. Box 412
Braidwood, IL 60408

Past Benefitting Charities

The Beth Ann Miller Foundation in their fight against Bacterial Meningitis (2002), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2003,) the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Center (2004), the Multiple Sclerosis Society (2005),  Citizens United in Research of Epilepsy  (2006), the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Illinois (2007), the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (2008), Autism Speaks (2009), Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc. (2010), Wounded Heroes Foundation (2011), four Braidwood area food pantries (2012), Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois (2013) and the Coal City/Diamond Tornado Disaster Relief Effort (2014).