THIS IS A OPEN TEAM FORMAT you can fish with anyone you'd like. We are still trying to pair up Volunteer Boaters with Wounded Soldiers / Veterans to be teamed up to compete in the event together. It's a small gesture to give thanks for the sacrifices made by our Men and Women who served this great NATION.
2nd Annual Operation Comfort Benefit Tournament
SEPT 10th, 2016 on Lake Palestine
Operation Comfort is a non profit organization that provides support to our Services Members who were WOUNDED in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. They offer events , projects to the service members to provide them an outlet and relief during their recovery process as well as financial aid to relieve the burden on them and their families during this stressful and testing time.
We whole heartedly believe in Operation Comfort as 2 members of the Hookset Brothers were beneficiaries to their support and events during their recovery process from their wounds sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year we are upping the anty to improve on last years turnout and results.
$5000 1st place Prize Guarantee by Bass Pro Shops & Sherwin Williams Paints
$500 Big Bass Prize sponsored by Rod Armorz
There will be tons of Prizes and Door Prizes you won't want to miss this one... We're already up to $11,000 in Cash and Prizes not counting payouts based on turnout handed to our Anglers with more Prizes to come plus this tourney is to SUPPORT THE SOLDIERS OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY.
Entry Fee is $150 Per Team
Sept 3rd at Raising Canes of Tyler from 1 - 6pm and you will received a free box chicken meal
Sept 8th & 9th at Tracker Boating Center of Tyler from 1 - 7pm
Sept 9th at Tracker Boating Center of Longview from Noon to Close
Sept 10th at Tracker Boating Center of Tyler from 430am - 6am
FREE TOURNAMENT SHIRTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Folks the 1st place prize does not come from ENTRY FEES its sponsored money so our payouts will be top notch and prizes lets just say are pretty darn sweet if it keeps getting better I'm gonna have to stop organizing this and fish it myself. We aren't one of them tournaments that have to raffle off everything we love for our Anglers to walk away happy and have a chance to win some amazing prizes and door prizes that don't finish in the payout places.
The weigh in will be offsite at Tracker Boating Center of Tyler with a Bass Master Classic type weigh in where you will pull your truck and boat in front of stage for your weigh in that will be run by Danny Smith the Fishers of Men North Central Division Director and we have a live well tank to return all fish back to the Lake.
There will be a community event to follow the weigh in with vendors , bouncy houses and food and drink available for purchase with all proceeds going to Operation Comfort.
Last years 1st Ever Operation Comfort Benefit Tournament had a total of 33 boats signed up but amazingly we had a total of 20 Veterans / Soldiers apart of the 33 that were competing for the grand prize of $2500 by 2 Major Sponsors Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boating Center of Tyler & Classic Toyota of Tyler plus great prizes by some amazing local companies. 8 of the 20 Veterans / Soldiers were brought from Brooke Army Medical Center by Operation Comfort that were still in their recovery process that were paired up with volunteer boaters throughout our community. We were able to raise a total of $5000 and 100% went to Operation Comfort to help them continue on with their efforts and between Cash And Prizes gave out more than $6k to the Anglers. Click on link for news coverage of last years event from Ketk News. http://www.myeasttex.com/news/local-news/fishing-tournament-benefits-wounded-warrior-veterans
If you need a place to stay the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center in Tyler is offering a special rate for our Anglers. Perfect place to bring your family have them enjoy the pool while you compete enjoy great restaurants and meet you at the weigh in. Give them a call mention the tournament for this special rate. 903-593-3600
Please contact Hookset Brothers either by email HooksetBrothers@yahoo.com or 903-920-3330