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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 11 years, “Fishing for a Cure” has raised nearly $250,000 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 Dan Enright. “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.”
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: Braidwood Lake
Entry Fee: SOLD OUT
Fishing for a Cure 2013 is sold out.
For those registered, the tournament will commence from the Braidwood Lake South Ramp. The gates open and registration begins at 4:30 a.m. There will be a mandatory safety briefing for all partcipants at 6 a.m. The tournament will start at approximately 6:30 a.m.
Receipt of entry forms and start positions will be confirmed via email by April, 30, 2013.
Kids Fishing Tournament
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Registration Begins
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.- Event
Location: Godley Park District
Entry Fee: $5
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
Past Benefiting 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) and four Braidwood area food pantries (2012).