**The 2020 Fishing for a Cure charity bass fishing tournament and kids fishing derby have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Checks that were sent in with entry fees were not cashed. We hope to see you all next year once large gatherings can resume.**
Exelon's Fishing for a Cure
May 30, 2020
Celebrating 19 Years of Fishing and Funding Local
Grab a pole and push out from shore for Exelon’s 19th annual Fishing for a Cure fundraiser, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Braidwood Generating Station’s cooling lake in Braceville, Ill. 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 18 previous years, the Fishing for a Cure event has raised $627,000 for many charities and nonprofits, most recently in 2019, when the fundraiser netted $67,000 for pediatric cancer research at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
For those young anglers, ages 12 and under, a Kid’s Derby will be held that same day, Saturday, May 30, 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.