The Offshore Outlaws are hosting a Trout Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1.
While the fishing prizes might be enough to draw in Bryan Countian casters, the Offshore Outlaws have made the event a benefit to the community as well, by partnering up with the Bryan County Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS) to help make this holiday season a little brighter for children who need it.
In their first official tournament, the group will donate proceeds to new bicycles for local children this Christmas.
"The DFCS will provide names of kids from the county, and proceeds from this tournament will buy bicycles for those kids this Christmas," tourney Chairperson Rocky Mallard said. "We hope to raise enough to get somewhere around 25 to 30 bicycles, depending on the need for this age group of children, which ranges from five to 13-years-old."
The entry fee for the tournament is $95 per boat, which includes one fishing tournament shirt and a fish fry afterwards. The event is for trout, with an optional bass and flounder tournament.
The contest will consider up to five fish per boat, aggregate weight. Third place wins $250, Big Trout winner and Second Place winner get $500 each and First Place takes $1,000.
The group will hold a Captain’s Meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Fort McAllister Marina, which will also include a fish fry. People interested in signing up can call in advance or show up at the meeting.
The Bryan County DFCS was closed for the holiday on Friday and could not be reached for additional information. For more information or to register for the tournament, call 727-5177, 727-2632 or 312-6068.