Support your local Olympic athletes

Published 10:08 am Friday, July 15, 2016

Grab your casting rods and bait this Saturday and head down to Barrett’s Landing in Franklin where members of the Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series will host a Special Olympics Bass Fishing Tournament Fundraiser. While there will be prizes and drawings for those participating, all proceeds from the event will benefit local Area 29 athletes.

The entry fee is $40 per boat or $50 for boat sponsors, but the event will also offer many free activities for those who aren’t interested in reeling in a bass. Families are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets to listen to free music by the Louis Waymore Band as it echoes throughout the park.

Forecasts call for a little bit of rain in the morning, but sunny skies and temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s the rest of the day. If you’re still planning out your weekend, participating in the tournament or stopping by to make a donation is the perfect way to support your local Special Olympic athletes.

For more information, visit the Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series on Facebook or email