It’s not too late to go fishing and donate money to a worthy cause all at the same time.
Anglers can still sign up for the ninth annual Fishing for Hope Tournament on Saturday to benefit the HopeFamilyHealthCenter in McAllen. All they have to do is go to Louie’s Backyard, 2305 Laguna Blvd. from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. Late registration fee is $40, plus $125 per angler.
The tournament, which is being hosted by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, begins at 6 a.m. Saturday and continues until 3 p.m. Weigh-ins begin at noon at Louie’s, said Elisa Mares, community event coordinator for DHR.
More than 800 people have signed up for the event. “The anglers can dock out of anywhere,” she said. “It does not have to be Louie’s Backyard.” However, Louie’s is where the weigh-ins will be, and other events will happen later in the day.
The Doctors Hospital website says the annual “Fishing for Hope” tournament has raised more than $1 million for the Hope Family Health Center in the past nine years.
Travis M. Whitehead