Pro-Am charity bass tournament a success

April 8, 2019

Terry Delia, CEO of New Horizons Center, announced that the organization’s 39th Annual New Horizons Charity Pro-Am Team Bass Tournament held on March 23 exceeded its goal of $30,000, supplying $35,000.

The tournament was held at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4.

Cash prizes went to the top 20 place teams, as well as other special awards. There were 94 boats, 17 more than last year’s competition, each with two fishermen. They competed for prizes ranging from $2,500 to $300. . Contestants were limited to five fishes for the total weight.

Awarded first place, with the total weight of 21.90 lbs., were Mark Williams (boater) and Curtis Crecelius (non-boater).

Mark and Curtis received the Life Source Water sponsored $2,500 prize. Last year was the first time that the previous year’s winner again took first place. Last year their total weight was 21.90 lbs. This year Mark won first once again, with a different partner.

The second place Anderson Auto Group sponsored $2,000 prize went to Justin Kerr and Shane Rucker with a 23.45 lb. total. Daniel Elias and Jim Davis received the $1,500 3rd place prize with 21.55 lb. This prize was sponsored by Realty One Group, Dennis & Lisa Roberts.

Further top awards and their sponsors were:

4th, $1000, Arizona West All Sports: Jeff Ruff and Dan Shoemaker

5th, $750, Pleasant Valley Dental: Delaney Dwyer and Joseph Dwyer

6th, $500, Mohave State Bank: Clint Goodwin and Mike Goodwin.

7th, $500, Pro Tech Mats/Just 4 Fun Powersports: Mike Williams and Ricky Romano.

8th, $500, Scotty’s Chicken/Galst Foundation: Jay Wright and Tim Green.

Twelve other awards of $300 to $400 were also awarded. The popular annual tournament is a charity that has raised over $580,000 total in 39 years to support New Horizons Center’s programs for people with disabilities. The tournament will be run again next year on April 4.