Excellent tournament for the youth. Thanks for putting that on for them Mr. Gilbert. Fun-N-Sun is a true ambassador to the sport.
I agree it is great a great way to get youth involved but still believe a Saturday would be more appropriate than on the Sabbath.
Thank you for the kind words, and I too agree that our kids need to be in church on a regular basis. It is why we host many church and youth fishing events on Saturday on my private 10 acre lake in my own back yard. The problem with Sat tournaments are two fold:
1) I don't think people realize how hard Monte Reagan works to provide for the fisherman, while he also works 6 days a week. Saturday is our biggest day and he is the manager over my whole operation, plus all his non paid extra jobs he has like the Bass Champs ribeye dinners and tournaments on Fri & Sat; the Sat demo days on multiple lakes throughout the season; the Top 6 Bass Clubs of Texas we put on for free; and our monthly Saturday jam sessions at the store. Monte works harder than any guy out there when it comes to promoting fishing for the youth and the bass club community, and he could really use some help so he could be off on an occasional Sunday himself. We would love some volunteer to help with the kids tournament if you know anyone?
2) If we do move the tournaments to Sat, not only do we need someone else to organize, host the weigh in and be at the tournaments, but we lose over half of our kids because Saturdays are their soccer/T-ball / volleyball/ cub scouts day.
In the end, we feel its best to have 25 kids show up on 5 Sundays on the lake and get Montes full attention than to have 5 kids show up on Saturday and wonder if the volunteer that would take his place on Saturday would actually show up. We have worked to hard over 9 years to establish a really good foundation of young fisherman to bail out on them now, but we welcome ANY help and participation you guys could give to help these kids.
Thanks and God Bless
Here's to ruttin' bucks, cuppin' ducks, & kicker fish luck!
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