Joseph Thomson Adult/Youth Memorial Tournament

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By Bryan Hinerdeer April 29, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Becky Gore carries a true love and passion for our youth along with the great outdoors. She has successfully brought both of them together through the years impacting the lives of our young generation who've gotten involved with her efforts. A school teacher for close to 4 decades, this wounderful woman has coached softball and arranged bass clubs and tournaments for our youth, not to mention taken various awards including the Orange County Youth Advocate Award, Teacher of the Year and Coach of the Year, only to name a couple. In addition, she is the Virginia Director within the Fishing for Kids Organization. Becky will once more be giving her time and initiatives on October 2, 2011 as Tournament Director during the Joseph Thomson Memorial Tournament.

Becky explains the objective of the Joseph Thomson Memorial Tournament is to raise scholarship money in the memory of Joseph Thomson, a youthful college man who was killed in a tragic vehicle accident in 2006. Joseph had been a member of the Orange County High School Anglers in Orange, VA. and after 1 year he soon started a club with his own school in Warren County, VA. He additionally fished BFL tourneys along with the Fishers of Men Tournament Trail. At his death, his members of the family asked that expressions of concern be generated by means of donations associated with memory towards the JWT Scholarship. That very same year the OCHS Anglers sponsored a tournament in the memory of Joseph, which has become a yearly occasion. Awards are presented and all earnings beyond expenses are given towards the scholarship fund. Four $500 Grants are provided to a number of superior Highschool and Jr. Anglers.

The 2011 tournament will blast off at Sturgeon Creek Marina in Spotsylvania, VA. Each team is made up of two youth along with an adult boat captain. Every youth can weigh in as many as four fish and the boat captain can weigh in a maximum of two. Winners are recognized in a variety of ways that include individual awards, age arranged team awards and lunker fish awards.

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