Rhea Alliance Scholarship Bass Tourney set for Oct 13-14

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Rhea County High School anglers left to right: Austin Goins, ,Brandsford Dean, Dillon Nelson, and Ridge Boofer pose with scholarships awards after the 2017 Rhea County Alliance Tournament. (photo:submitted)

The Rhea Alliance will be hosting its 5th Annual Scholarship Bass Tournament on October 13th & 14th 2018 with $8500.00 in scholarships to be awarded in the 2 day tournament.  The bass tournament is open to Rhea County residents who are in the 6th through 12th grade on the day of the tournament.

The two day event will begin on Saturday October 13th on Watts Bar Lake from the Rhea Springs Boat Ramp.  Day 2 action will take place on Sunday October 14th on Chickamauga Lake out of the Dayton Boat Dock ramp. Blast off will be at safe light and weigh-in at 2:00 pm each day.

The winner of the High School Division Angler and Co-Angler; (9-12th grade) will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the college or trade school of their choice from Rhea Alliance and a $2500 scholarship to Bryan College. The 2nd place winners will each receive $500 scholarships to the college or trade school of their choice from Rhea Alliance.

College starter funds will also be awarded to the winners of the Middle School division (6th – 8th grade) for both angler and co-angler. Each of the winners will receive $250.

The entry fee for the tournament is $50 per contestant for grades 9-12 and a $25 fee for grades 6-8.  This will be a (3) three fish limit per day of the tournament.  Complete rules and format will be discussed at the MANDATORY pre-tournament meeting on Thursday October 11th at the Rhea County Welcome Center at 107 Main Street in Dayton at 6:30 pm. All entry fees and sign-up forms must be completed at the safety meeting to participate in the tournament. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for any business or individual desiring to invest into Rhea County’s youth by contacting Jim Reed at 423-365-6561 or Dennis Tumlin at 423-775-6171.  All donations are welcome and appreciated.

The Rhea Alliance would like to thank their major partners that have made this scholarship tournament possible, which include, Bryan College, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Rhea Medical Center, Volunteer Energy Co-Op, and Bass Pro Shop.

About Rhea Alliance

The Rhea Alliance is a collaborative organization comprised of leadership representing Rhea County, Spring City, Dayton, Graysville, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Spring City Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Dayton, and the Rhea Economic & Community Development office.

The goal of the Rhea Alliance is to have a unified voice representing the public interests of all citizens across all of Rhea County.  The Rhea Alliance is led by its Chairman, Jim Reed of Spring City.

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