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April 26, 2021

Rainy fishing tournament nets big results

Anglers from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and even Illinois took to Table Rock Lake on Saturday, April 24th in hopes of reeling in the biggest bass at our 3rd annual Open Buddy Bass fishing tournament. The proceeds benefit individuals we serve at The Arc of the Ozarks to fund unmet medical, dental, and personal needs. The morning started out rainy but that did not stop our participants. Boaters launched out early and ended with weigh-in and lunch around 3:30 where we identified the biggest bass at a whopping 4.96 lbs We would like to congratulate all the winners and want to offer our sincere thanks to all the participants who came out and supported The Arc.

This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors at Central Bank of the Ozarks, Marsh & McClennan Agency, Arvest Bank, At Home Real Estate, Hearo, WON Communications, Ash Grove Dump Trucking, and Boat Floater Industries. We cannot say thank you enough for their continued support and dedication to the individuals we serve with disabilities.

Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered at the tournament. Despite a pandemic, the rain and the wind, the event was a huge success. A special thank you to Glenn Rosser for all his help and guidance in pulling off another wonderful tournament! “We hope to see everyone back along with some new faces as we raise money for all those unmet needs of those we serve,” stated Ross Tracy, Director of Residential Services.

“It is very important to take care of those that have a need, and this tournament does that. Thanks to all those that came out to support and help us meet an important need for people with disabilities that are served by The Arc,” Glenn Rosser, owner of Anglers Obsession Guide Service and volunteer coordinator of event logistics. “All the sportsmen and women that came out to show their support are greatly appreciated.”

Results listed below:

1st Place – Jeff Barrickman & Cole Findley Boat #57: Weight 17.07lbs

2nd Place – Jeremy Ealy & Mike Sutherland Boat #42: Weight 16.03

3rd Place – Chris Bartels & Logan Bartels Boat #16: Weight 15.20

4th Place – Brad Bacon & Brandon Dugan Boat #18: Weight 15.20

5th Place – David Rice Boat #34 Weight: 14.57

Big Bass – Mike Heine Boat #4 Weight: 4.96

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