no avatar

Hawkins Rescue Squad hosts 27th Annual Ralph Stanton Memorial Bass Tournament

STAFF REPORT • Apr 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Rescue Squad will host its annual Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at Quarryville Boat Ramp in Mooresburg.

The HCRS will use funds raised from this event for things like training; equipment and tools; communications gear; and personal protection equipment for members, just to name a few.

In 2018, the event was retitled to honor former Bass Tournament Chairman Sgt. Ralph Stanton, who passed away that year.

Stanton volunteered and dedicated several hundred hours a year to help make the event possible.

Stanton dedicated his life to helping others and is a perfect example of a public safety volunteer.

The hours of the tournament are from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The flights will be determined by pre-registration location at the 6 a.m. meeting on the tournament day. You may register the day of the tournament on-site, but on-site registration will be the last flight out.

The entrance fee is $50 per boat with a two-person maximum per boat.

Cash prizes will be awarded to those who finish in first through fourth place. The Lunker Award will also be presented.

These cash prizes include: first place, $1,000; second place, $800; third place, $400; fourth place, $200; and Lunker, $100.

Pre-registration is available through noon on Friday, April 26 at the following locations: Tom’s Sporting Goods in Morristown; Cook’s Boathouse Marina in Bean Station; Surgoinsville Market and Deli; the HCRS on McKinney Avenue in Rogersville (M-F from 8:30-11:15 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.), and online at www.hawkinscorescuesquad.org with a credit card.

For more information, contact Lt. Corey Young by phone at (423) 293-2062 or by email at info@hawkinscorescuesquad.org or visit www.hawkinscorescuesquad.org or www.facebook.com/hawkinscountyrescuesquad.