Friday, May 13, 2011

Fishing Tournament to Benefit GSNCA

The second annual Bill Ireland Invitational Fishing Tournament will be held June 24-25 on Lake Alice at Kanawahala Program Center (KPC) located in Chelsea, AL. Proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

The tournament will kick-off Friday, June 24 with a Captain’s Party from 6-8:30 p.m. at KPC. The dinner includes a silent auction and dinner by the award-winning Alabama Wildlife Federation cooking team, “The Cajun Connection.”

Silent auction items include a Dell Laptop, North Carolina vacation at mountain home on the Nantahala River, Signed photos of Cam Newton, Mark Ingram and Nick Saban, a diamond necklace from Levy’s Fine Jewelry, Jewelry from Barton Clay and home items, restaurant gift cards, jewelry and more!

Following a 6 a.m. breakfast on Saturday, June 25, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at Lake Alice on KPC and other private, local lakes. Lunch will be provided and an awards presentation will follow. Overnight accommodations can be provided.

Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $2500. Prizes will be awarded for bass weight an all other species including catfish and bream. Fish may be iced or put in live wells, and fish over 14” much be released back into the lake. All other fish may be taken home. No live bait will be allowed.

The fishing tournament started in 2004, and is now being revived in honor of a wonderful Girl Scout supporter, Bill Ireland, Sr. This year’s event is being chaired by Gabe Hulbert. Other committee members include Tahiera Brown, Tom Clark, Phyllis Davis, Marjorie Davis-Trimm, April Deal, Joel Goldstein and Alice Williams.

Current sponsors include Alabama Power, Barber’s Diary and EBSCO.

For more information, please contact Julie Carter at or 800-734-4541 x1030. You may visit for a sponsorship brochure.