TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State University Fishing Team is partnering with Operation Freedom Outdoors to connect students with veterans as part of a friendly bass fishing tournament at Lake Tenkiller on April 3.
Cody Smith with Operation Freedom Outdoors said Northeastern students approached the nonprofit about the NSU Fishing Team getting together with a group of veterans for a day of fishing as part of a friendly tournament.
“It would be a great learning experience for the collegiate bass team to be able to sit and bridge that gap between civilians and military personnel and give college kids a glimpse into the veterans’ lives,” Smith said.
The tournament will begin at 6 a.m. on April 3 with check-ins and lines in the water by 7:30 a.m. The event will conclude around 2:30 p.m. and prizes for the top three spots and other giveaways will be available.
“The NSU Fishing Team is proud to partner with Operation Freedom Outdoors on this,”…