Steve McCadams Casting For A Cure Kids Fishing Rodeo

Tuesday, May 08, 2007 | 07:00pm

The 8th Annual Steve McCadams “Casting For A Cure” Kids Fishing Rodeo returns to Carroll Lake on Saturday, June 2nd for a fun filled morning where even little fish bring on big smiles.

Young anglers, ages 15 and under, are invited to participate in the FREE event which will benefit the American Cancer Society. Each year Steve teams up with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the big event continues to grow in popularity.

More than 2,800 kids from five states have been introduced to the great sport of fishing since the rodeo’s conception.

“I’m looking forward to another big rodeo and we’ve got more prizes than ever to offer the kids this year,” said Steve McCadams, nationally known outdoorsman. “Thanks to the help of TWRA, lots of volunteers, and donations, the festivity will build some self-esteem in these future fishermen as they fight fish and cancer at the same time.”

Participants are asked to arrive early and check-in at the registration tent where each contestant will receive a bag of goodies. Pre-registration will be from 7:00-9:00 a.m. with the actual competition taking place from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Kids are asked to bring their own bait and tackle. However, TWRA will have loaner rods so every kid will have a chance to fish.

“It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn about the great sport of fishing while sharing some time with their family and friends,” said McCadams, himself a cancer survivor. “I wanted to do something to help fight this terrible disease that affects so many people for no reason. It’s especially sad to see young kids stricken with cancer but with events like these we can give them hope as we work together to find a cure.”

A Bassmaster Casting Kids contest will be held under the shade of live oaks hosted by the McKenzie Bass Club. Winners will advance to state and national competition.

The event will coincide with National Fishing Week across America (June 2-10) so come on out and enjoy the fun.

Carroll Lake is located five miles east of McKenzie, TN and five miles west of Huntingdon, on U.S. Highway 22. For additional information log on to or call 731-642-0360.

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