Cody Kelley and others, not sure of everyone, but I don't want to insult anyone b/c so many helped, organized a SOAR fishing derby early Saturday morning. We weren't able to make it for the derby. But we were front and center when the winners were recognized on stage before the day 3 weigh-in. What an awesome day for them. The crowd was absolutely incredible.
The Cody Kelley Fishing team also organized a raffle with all proceeds benefiting SOAR. Below was what the table looked like before the word got out.
As the vendors learned about the effort underway, they all came over and provided something for the raffle. Here is what the table of donated items looked like minutes before the raffle, ~$3K in tackle, apparel, and merchandise. Many thanks to them! Good people doing good things.
I had intended to volunteer Saturday and fish on Sunday. But after witnessing what was taking place, there was no chance I could leave. I was just as excited about participating Sunday, as I typically am the morning before I go fishing. We found a hotel and went back to work for this incredible cause again Sunday morning.
|The family, less a few that couldn't make it this time|
Justin Moore was performing, lots of vendors offering discounts, all things fishing was happening...but I wasn't interested, so sorry there aren't any pictures of the latest gear or reviews. However, I heard Eric Jackson was in the house. My wife wanted to yell at him for all the time I spend w/ my mistress, JK Cuda 12. So we went and said hi. Had a great visit, EJ's a cool dude.
In the end, over $1,700 was raised for SOAR. It was a life changing experience to say the least. To everyone, who did something...you did a good thing, thanks!!
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