2002 KIDS INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT
The "2002 Kids Tournament" was a success! Thanks to all of our sponsors. Special thanks to Travis Hepburn for coordinating with Virginia Truck Center of Richmond (your friendly Mack dealer) to purchase some of the placing prizes as well as donating drawing and goody bag items. Thanks also to fellow members Steve McCamey and John Coleman for their generous help, to James Henshaw for dealing with trophy and T-shirts. The trophies and T-shirts were made and printed by our new regular trophy guy, Randy Christian, Christian Dog Supply, Mr. Christian donated a considerable amount of the trophy cost/labor as his contribution, Thank You. Thanks also to my family, Dave and Frances Wright for their donation and to my dad, Glen Glark, our official photographer and picker upper of stuff Julie forgot at the last minute. A very special thanks to Kim Dyson for all her help with check in at Cartersville, and setup and weigh-in and for cooking!
Our turnout was way down from last year with only 14 kids in 13 boats, but considering the river has been at record low levels and the last regular club tournament had to be postponed due to no water, I suppose we did ok.. All tournament proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Richmond and Western Virginia. We raised $152.65, which was also way down from last year as a total but very close as an average per participant. We do have plenty of trophies and tshirts for next year that we won't have to purchase. The kids had a great time, there were lots of prizes, a stuffed full goody bag, trophy and T-shirt for each participant, great food and lots of fun had by all.
If you have any questions, call me at 598-3293 or 749-4149 or email me.