Friday, July 9, 2010

GSNCA to host Fishing Tournament in August!

The inaugural Bill Ireland Invitational Fishing Tournament will be held August 13-14 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, August 13 with a Captain’s Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at KPC. Following a 6 a.m. breakfast on Saturday, August 14, 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 Tom Clark. Current sponsors include Alabama Power, Barber’s Diary, EBSCO and Vulcan Materials.

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