Riverside Foundation’s “Care Close to Home” campaign was the official charity of choice during the 2000 Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship and with events such as Buy-a-Band-aid to Support Care Close to Home and a Cream Pie throw with local celebrities, the three days netted over $2,500.00
“We had a of fun. I think the kids enjoyed the events the most,” noted Teresa Hazel, Foundation director.
Five lucky winners hooked the top five fishing teams and won cash prizes. Jol Smith picked Team #39 and he won $200.
“He was pretty excited about it and it was really neat that it was a local team,” noted Hazel.
The Wooden Fishing Rod Stand donated by John Hazel Sr. was won by an Illinois resident and Carol Busch was the winner of the Autographed Bass Championship T-shirt donated by Stacy Johnson of the Sorting Gap Marina.
The “Care Close to Home” campaign is raising funds for two major renovation projects at Emo Health Centre and La Verendre Hospital. Over one million dollars has been raised to date and over 50 volunteers throughout the district are working towards the goal of $3.5 million.
Riverside Foundation for the Health Care and the Care Close to Home campaign committee extend appreciation to the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship for giving them the opportunity to be the charity of choice this year.
“The tournament was another huge success and they deserve a lot of credit for a job well done,” noted Hazel.
Further information about the Care Close to Home campaign can be obtained by calling Teresa Hazel, Foundation Director, at 274-4803.