Reel in Some Fun and Change a Life: Goodwill Bass Challenge Set May 9

Top Five Fishermen to Receive Cash Prizes in Tournament. Cash prizes are on the line for anglers who hook up with a good cause at the Goodwill Industries Bass Challenge fishing tournament scheduled for 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Old Hickory Lake. Professional fishing guide Mike Davis, who has organized the annual event for three years, expects attendance to be strong, with May being a prime sportfishing month for largemouth, smallmouth and Kentucky (spotted) bass.

“Old Hickory is a good location, with plenty of fish to be caught,” Davis said. “This is a great way to have some fun with family and friends, make some memories and help a great cause.”

The entry fee is $100 per boat plus a donation for Goodwill of gently used clothing or household goods. Payment is due at registration, which will begin at 4:30 a.m. the day of the event at Flippers Bait & Tackle, 200 Odoms Bend Road, Gallatin. Prizes will be given at weigh-in for the top five anglers. Exact payouts will be adjusted based on attendance, but 100 boats participating would result in $1,000 for first place; $600 for second place; $300 for third place; $400 for biggest fish and $100 for second biggest fish.

All other proceeds will benefit Goodwill Cares, Goodwill’s community assistance program. In 2014, Goodwill Cares provided families and individuals in need with 922 gift cards worth more than $20,000 in merchandise.

Anglers can pre-register and review tournament rules at

What: Goodwill Industries Bass Challenge fishing tournament
When: Saturday, May 9  | 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Flippers Bait & Tackle (on Old Hickory Lake) 200 Odoms Bend Road Gallatin

About Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
For more than 55 years Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has provided job training and job placement free of charge to people with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the sale of donated items. In 2014, Goodwill served 28,159 people in Middle and West Tennessee and placed 9.558 people in jobs. More information about Goodwill’s Career Solutions, retail stores and donation centers can be obtained online at or by calling 1-800-545-9231.

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