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Local bass teams raise money for St. Jude's

March 08, 2009

BRUNSWICK, Md. - Local teams of bass anglers flocked to the Potomac River in Brunswick Feb. 21 to participate in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Bass Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The fishing tournament, hosted by 2 Rivers Guide Service, Smoketown Bait and Tackle and WFRE, raised nearly $2,5OO. There were 29, two-man teams that paricipated.

Other sponsors included The Anglers, City of Brunswick and staff, Cabela's, K&R Engraving, Book Crossing, JT&S Concession, HBI Roll Offs, World Fishing Network, Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co., Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Service, Dick's Sporting Goods (corporate office), Bowers Marine, TGI Fridays, Olive Garden, Crazy Horse Steak House, Rob Shaffer, Sam and Toni Donini, A Cut Above Hair Salon, Tim Moore Sr., Tim Moore Jr., Matt Hoffman, Maryland DNR, Tony Lawson and Sam Baker. Music and prizes were provided to the fishermen, volunteers and all involved.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, go to www.stjude.org.

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