Braceville, Illinois - For the first time in tournament history, Exelon Nuclear's "Fishing for a Cure" reached its maximum participation limit of 100 boats, which guarantees Operations MOMS Cookies, Inc. a minimum $10,000 donation.
Although space in the bass fishing tournament is sold out, organizations and individuals can still make a donation to support American troops. There's also still plenty of room for young anglers at the children's tournament being held that same day (Saturday, May 22) at the Godley Park District.
"This year's event has generated a lot of excitement," said Braidwood Site Vice President Amir Shahkarami. "Selling out five weeks in advance of the tournament shows how anxious the anglers are to support our deployed American troops."
Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc. is based in Wilmington, Illinois and is a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote patriotism and community activism in programs aimed at uplifting the morale of deployed service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc. coordinates welcomes and send offs, phone home programs and "Box of Home" and "Buddy Box" care package mailings for American troops.
The "Fishing for a Cure" tournament will be held on Saturday, May 22. The bass tournament will commence from Braidwood Lake's Kankakee Road (South) Ramp.
The children's tournament is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $5 per child.
Visit the Fishing for a Cure page for more information about the event, kids tournament, and how to make a donation.