Memorial fishing tournament held for 6-year-old killed in a house fire | WJHL

Memorial fishing tournament held for 6-year-old killed in a house fire | WJHL
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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Fisherman from across east Tennessee gathered at Boone Dam to compete in a tournament benefiting a local family.

The tournament proceeds will assist the family of 6-year-old Kendalyn Williams. Williams was killed in a house fire in early February. Her loss gathered the attention of those wanting to help.


“It was a total loss,” said Mike Sells Sr., Assistant Director of East Tennessee Bassin Trail (ETBT). “They lost the child, just basically all the needs.”

“I hate anybody to lose a kid, it’s just devastating,” ETBT board member Justin Maness said.

ETBT wanted to step in and help support the family after such a tragic loss.

“We do our part at East Tennessee Bassin Trail,” said Sells. “We have several benefit tournaments a year to try to help out the community.”

“Any time we can put together any…

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