The Christmas Charity Tournament is back folks!!
This year we will be helping one of our own that has fallen on difficult times. Many of you here know Darryl, hes a fellow TFF member, fisherman, tournament director, and just an all around good guy. Darryl has been dealing with health issues since June, in and out of the hospital and on and off a feeding tube. During this time he has been unable to work, being forced to sell off belongings, and potentially having to move out of their house to try and make ends meet... and that does not take into consideration the continued cost of medical treatments he faces. The doctors have now determined that Darryl will have to undergo surgery to have the "Whipple Procedure" done on November 14th. Recovery time from that procedure will be approximately 6 months. Now more than even one of our own needs us... We will have many ways to donate available at the event, so even if you don't fish the tournament please come join us at weigh in and help out a fellow fisherman in need. Check back here on the main post often for updates and more details on prizes, food, games, and other fun stuff to enjoy while raising money for a great cause!
The "TFF Christmas Charity Tournament & Canned food drive will be held on Saturday January 7th on Grapevine Lake. Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine will be the official location for on-site registration the morning of the event including the weigh-in festivities in the afternoon starting at 3:00pm!
Open registration and angler check-in will start at 4:30am at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine. ALL ANGLERS/TEAMS MUST BRING THEIR BOAT TO BASS PRO SHOPS IN GRAPEVINE when registering for live-well inspection by tournament staff.
All anglers/teams will be allowed to launch at the ramp of their choice after check-in. First cast will be at 6:30am and all fishing must stop by 3:00pm. All anglers/teams must then proceed directly to Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine for weigh-in and must be in line at the tanks no later than 4:00pm! PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ALLOW FOR TIME TO TRAILER YOUR BOAT TO BASS PRO SHOPS IN GRAPEVINE FOR WEIGH-IN! THERE WILL BE NO LATE CHECK-IN!
TFF CHRISTMAS CHARITY TOURNAMENT - EVENT DETAILS
WHEN: SATURDAY January 7th
WHERE: GRAPEVINE LAKE
HOST SITE: REGISTRATION & WEIGH-IN WILL BE HELD ON-SITE AT BASS PRO SHOP IN GRAPEVINE
ENTRY: $120 PER BOAT (INCLUDES BIG BASS) + (2) Canned food items(PER ANGLER)
FORMAT: OPEN TEAM/INDIVIDUAL (ANGLERS CHOICE)
PAYBACK: 85% (1 in 5) 15% OF ENTRY FEE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO DARRYL ROACH AND HIS FAMILY
RULES: TOURNAMENT RULES & INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.gordonoutdoors.squarespace.com
For more information please contact Scott Gordon, Tournament Director, at 214-801-2611 or by PM here .
A Big Thanks to the following folks for their donations and support!
The Texas Fishing Forum
Bass Champs for donating (2) Free Entries to the 2017 Mega Bass on Fork.
407 BBQ has donated the BBQ for the Event
Talon Lures for donating some prize packs
TTO Tournament trail for letting us use the live release tank
Mark Perry for donating some of his KILLER swimbaits
Scott Gordon for his expertise in organizing and directing the event.
River A Tackle for donating a certificate for a "Sonar Sock"
Donald Harper for donating a prize pack valued at $100
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes for donating a 1/2 day guide trip on Lake Fork
NAPA Auto & Truck Parts of Wylie for donating a red top Optima Battery
Kev for donating a skinner knife
Fishermans Cove and Hop for donating 2 nights lodging at Fishermans Cove on Lake Fork
Tommy Haggler for donating a Hags Tornado Prize pack
Classic Fiberglass for donating 2 Buff and Polish Certs
We are still actively seeking donations for give a ways, prizes, and awards. Many exciting things to come and many ways to donate!