Athens Relay Team fishes for a cure at annual fundraiser tournament | Local News

Athens Relay Team fishes for a cure at annual fundraiser tournament | Local News
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Those who fished at Saturday’s City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament enjoyed a sunny day on the Tennessee River and supported efforts to “fish for a cure” for cancer.

The tournament raises money for the American Cancer Society, which supports programs such as lodging, transportation grants and research grants locally, statewide and throughout the U.S. For example, last fall ACS supported $25,000 in grants for Huntsville area cancer treatment centers to help patients with transportation needs.

Saturday’s tournament at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur raised about $9,000.

“What touches us each year are the stories we hear from fishermen about the impact cancer has had on them,” Team Captain Holly Hollman said. “One fisherman who registered early called to let us know he couldn’t make it because his child got sick. He told us to keep his…

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