Police officers in La Vergne are looking for fishermen to be a part of the 5th Annual Officer Benefit Bass Tournament. The tournament, hosted by Lodge 85 of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), is open to the public and will take place at Long Hunter State Park on Saturday, June 21 from “safe light” until 2:00 p.m.
“This tournament is always a challenging yet rewarding friendly fishing competition. It allows participants to give to charity while doing something they enjoy and love,” said Sgt. Bill Timson, second vice president of the FOP. “The money raised from this tournament will be used to assist survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, and help the La Vergne Police Department provide Christmas gifts and food for local children living in poverty.”
Early registration is Monday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 18 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the La Vergne Police Department. Same day registration will begin at 4:30 a.m. until “safe light” on the day of the tournament. The registration fee is $50, along with $5 each for the small- and large-mouthed bass payout competition.
Only largemouth, spotted, or smallmouth bass will be weighed in this catch and release tournament. First place will receive $500, second place will receive $300, and third place will receive $200.
For more information, contact Sgt. Timson at 892-0140 or Andrea White at 335-7791.