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"PWT Celebrity Shootout" officially announced

Date
Apr. 07, 2006

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We have been working very hard behind the scenes this winter to partner up with a couple of major players in order to be able to host a wonderful charity event this summer! We are proud to announce that the "PWT Celebrity Shootout" will pair this season's top 10 Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) anglers with celebrities during a two-day shootout at Aikens Lake September 20 & 21, 2006!!! The main goal of the event is to raise money for the Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF - www.esiason.org). BEF is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, and in the 13 years they've been raising money (over $45 million!), they've seen the life expectancy of children with cystic fibrosis more than double from early teens into the thirties! We had the privililege of hosting Boomer and his children Sidney and Gunnar, who himself has cystic fibrosis. They had a fantastic time, just check out our news item last July about Sidney becoming the "walleye whisperer"! Boomer hosts many fundraising events for his charity, and immediately realized that Aikens would be the perfect place for a fishing event! We left Aikens last fall with a mandate to organize and host a world-class event for BEF's benefit! We partnered up with In-Fisherman and the PWT. The "Angler of the Year", along with the 9 runners-up from the "Trail" his summer will get a special invite to come to Aikens in September. They will be teamed up with celebrities, and although we need to hold our cards close to our chest because the invites are going out soon, we can tell you that there are going to be some prominent names involved! For the official news release, please visit Yahoo News at: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060328/latu071.html?.v=47

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