Register Now to Participate in One of the State’s Largest Bass Fishing Tournaments Benefitting Patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital

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Competitive bass fishermen and casual anglers alike will compete on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the 24th Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament. What has grown into one of the state’s largest bass fishing tournaments takes place each year in Palatka, Florida, the “Bass Capital of the World,” to benefit patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Together, fisherman, sponsors, and volunteers continually make it a successful event for this all-important mission.

Competitive bass fishermen and casual anglers alike will compete on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the 24th Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament. What has grown into one of the state’s largest bass fishing tournaments takes place each year in Palatka, Florida, the “Bass Capital of the World,” to benefit patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Registration is open and full details are available at http://www.wolfsonchildrens.org/bass; registrations will be accepted until safe light launch on tournament day. Cost is $100 per boat, including “Big Bass.”

The tournament draws an exciting range of anglers, from novice to professional. “Together, fisherman, sponsors, and volunteers continually make it a successful event for this all-important mission,” says Tournament Chairman Brian Seay of Miller Electric in Jacksonville.

The tournament grows every year -- thanks to generous sponsors and participants – who contributed more than $150,000 to Wolfson Children’s Hospital last year and more than $2 million total. Last year’s tournament drew 629 registered boats, 1,258 fishermen, and 126 volunteers and supporters who enjoy the tournament and four days of activities associated with it.

Prior to the main event on May 18, the Annual Lads and Lasses Bass Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013, and the Annual VIP and Friends Bass Tournament will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, from safe light until 3 pm. Entry fee is $80 per boat; entry forms are available at http://www.wolfsonchildrens.org/bass.
A drawing will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the tournament’s final weigh-in event for a fully rigged 2013 Bullet 20XDC Bass Boat with Boatmate Trailer and Mercury 225 Pro XS OptiMax Motor.

For full details and downloadable entry forms for all tournaments, plus a chance to enter the bass boat drawing and view photos and a list of last year’s winners, visit http://www.wolfsonchildrens.org/bass.

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About Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, serves as our region’s pediatric referral center and only hospital just for kids. The 213-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features an environment filled with bright colors, warm smiles and the latest children’s medical technology. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, orthopaedic conditions, behavioral health disorders, and more. The hospital is staffed by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children. Wolfson Children’s pediatric partners include Nemours Children’s Clinic, the University of Florida Jacksonville, and Mayo Clinic Florida. For additional information, please visit wolfsonchildrens.org.

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