Local Eighth Grader Hosting Third Annual Casting Lures For Cures
by James Coulter
Clayton Keene loves to fish. He also loves helping people out. So he combined both passions to start his bass fishing tournament, Casting Lures for Cures.
The third annual tournament will be hosted at Guy Harvey Camp Mack River Resort in Lake Wales on Sat., May 1. Check-in will begin at 5 am, and the event will conclude with the weigh-in at 2 pm. Entry fees are $20 for Big Bass and $60 for a two-man team. Raffles will also be held throughout the day.
Keene initially started the event as a school project. His humanities teacher wanted his class to think of a concept for a community project. Since Keene loved to fish, he wanted to create something that would combine his love of fishing with helping the community, which is how he started Casting Lures For Cures.
Proceeds from the event go toward the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization, which, according to its website,…