Recent Gordon Lee graduate and lifelong bass fisherman Austin Traffansteadt is hosting Casting for a Cure Saturday Sept. 3rd at Chester Frost in Hixson. The money raised will go a long way for local fisherman Paul Durham and his family as Paul goes to Chemo while battling cancer.
Austin didn't know Durham or his family until agreeing to host this tournament. It was an easy decision for Austin who has experience hosting benefit tournaments.
Two years ago Austin who was still in high school started the "Cameron's Cure Fishing Tournament" to honor his best friend and Gordon Lee student Cameron Scroggins who died after a fight with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
When asked what Cameron would say to Austin if he knew he was hosting a tournament for another family battling cancer, Austin said, "I believe he'd probably be speechless, he'd just give a pat on the back and say well done buddy."
Registration is still open and will be until near launch Saturday morning, safe daylight at Chester Frost Park in Hixson. It's $40 per boat with a $10 optional charge for a big fish prize. As of now they plan to pay out the top-3 places, but if the tournament grows they may add on.
For questions or to reserve a spot call Austin (423) 331-9278