Exelon's Fishing for a Cure
May 4, 2019
Celebrating 18 Years of Fishing and Funding Local
Grab a pole and push out from shore for Exelon’s 18th annual Fishing for a Cure fundraiser, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Braidwood Generating Station’s cooling lake in Braceville, IL. Teams (two anglers per team) will compete for some impressive cash prizes totaling $10,000. First place will reel in $4,000, and second and third place win $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. Those who finish in the top 10 also win cash. For the list of rules, please see the form below.
The entirety of the proceeds from the $150-per-boat entry fee (see entry form below), raffles and silent auctions will benefit pediatric cancer research at Lurie's Children's Hospital of Chicago.
In its 17 previous years, the Fishing for a Cure event has raised $560,000 for many charities and nonprofits, most recently in 2018, when the fundraiser netted $55,000 for Ronald McDonald House of Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
For those young anglers, ages 12 and under, a Kid’s Derby will be held that same day, Saturday, May 4, at Godley Park District’s pond. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the competition will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is $5. See the Kid’s Derby flyer for more details.