Hospice of San Angelo (HOSA) recently received $24,000, representing proceeds from the Suddenlink Tony Gibson Memorial Fishing Tournament. The San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times reported today that the tournament is the largest single fundraiser of the year for HOSA, and this year’s donation was the largest in tournament history. Since 2010, the tournament has raised $71,000.
HOSA wasn’t the only big winner Saturday. San Angelo resident Ronnie Wallace was named top angler with a record-setting 29.7 pounds of fish in his five-bass limit. Included was the tournament’s largest fish, a 9.79-pound bass. Wallace won $2,200 for first place and an additional $785 for the Big Bass prize.
The tournament featured added support from the Outdoor Channel and public appearances by Joe Thomas, host of “Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors” on the Outdoor Channel. Pictured above are (left to right) Thomas, Suddenlink System Manager Monica Kincer, HOSA Executive Director David McBride, Outdoor Channel Representative Christy Benson, and Suddenlink Business Operations Manager Corey Peddy.
For tournament details, photos and a complete list of winners, visit the tournament’s official website.