Fishing tournament fundraiser to benefit Kimberly Batchelor
An inshore fishing tournament will be held Oct. 13 in Surf City to benefit the family of Kimberly Batchelor, a local 12-year-old girl battling a rare form of brain cancer. The tournament will be a catch and release tournament for flounder, speckled trout and red drum, with cash payouts for the top three teams.
The entry fee for the tournament is $250 per boat, with all proceeds going to the Batchelor family. The Captains’ Meeting will be Oct. 12 at East Coast Sports in Surf City, where each team will receive a measuring device and a token to be used the day of the tournament. Points will be awarded for legal sized flounder, speckled trout and red drum that are caught, photographed against the measuring device with token in the picture, and released. Each legal fish will be documented, specifying whether it was caught on live bait (worth 50 points), artificial (worth 75 points), or fly (worth 100 points). The point totals will determine the final results. Tournament information: www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/404127289647362/
Kimberly’s story can be found at fighting4kimberly.blogspot.com/, and updates can be found by searching for “Fighting for Kimberly Batchelor” on Facebook.