Rhea Alliance to Scholarship Bass Tourney this Weekend

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2016 Rhea Alliance Winners, Left to right are Taylen Gentry, Will Travis, Baylor Dulaney, Ezekiel Cox and Bransford Dean.(GaryBolden/RheaReview)

The Rhea Alliance will be hosting its 4th Annual Scholarship Bass Tournament on October 7th & 8th 2017 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 7th on Watts Bar Lake from the Rhea Springs Boat Ramp.  Day 2 action will take place on Sunday October 8th on Chickamauga Lake out of the Dayton Boat Dock ramp. Safe Light blast off 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 and a $2500 scholarship to Bryan College. Madisonville Marine will be sponsoring $500 scholarships for the 2nd place winners.

Winners will also be awarded in the Middle School division (6th – 8th grade) for both angler and co-angler divisions. Each of the winners in the two middle school division will receive a $250 scholarship award.

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 per day limit tournament.  Complete rules and format will be discussed at the MANDATORY pre-tournament meeting on Thursday October 5th at the Rhea County Welcome Center at 107 Main Street in Dayton at 6pm.

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 County Commissioner 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, Volunteer Energy Co-Op, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Rhea Medical Center & Madisonville Marine.

The Rhea Alliance is a collaborative organization comprised of leadership representing Rhea County, Spring City, Dayton, Graysville 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, County Commissioner Jim Reed of Spring City.

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