The tournament

Ask a past Children’s Therapy Center Charity Bass Tournament angler what the event is like, and he or she will likely tell you it’s the best-run tournament around. Here’s why:

  • Entry fee per boat includes two tournament t-shirts Don Van Acker Memorial big bass entry: $100 per boat on our before January 31, 2021; $150 per boat after January 31, 2021. Early entries will also be placed in a drawing for an Apple Watch, provided by Russell.
  • Optional fundraising for determining boat position — teams with $250 or more in fundraising get a free entry (we will refund your entry fee if you’ve already paid when you cross the $250 threshold)
  • Guaranteed $3,000 first place and increased payouts to the top 15% of finishers
  • 2nd chance to win: All teams that do not place in the top 15% will be entered to win $500. Must be present to win.
  • Free ice and water for your cooler
  • A tackle pack for each angler
  • Parking lot assistance and ramp shuttles
  • Guaranteed lock times at Lock & Dam 13
  • Trailering assistance
  • Mystery bags for sale at check-in with the chance to win a ton of great prizes 
  • Weigh-in stage with emcee and results board
  • Fish runners
  • Fish release truck
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re helping kids in need

A large number of volunteers start their day hours before sunrise and stay past the weigh-in to make this tournament what it is. We sincerely thank each and every one of them. If you’re interested in helping, please contact us.