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Bass tournament to benefit Camp Cavett

by Ed Godfrey Published: May 30, 2013

The Sooner Bassmasters Club in Oklahoma City is holding a fishing tournament Sunday on Arbuckle Lake to help Camp Cavett.
The camp is held each summer on Lake Texoma for children ages 10 to 18 to who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness.
Camp Cavett is a place where these children can come together and have fun while learning crucial life lessons from one another.
“Each year, Oklahoma anglers gather at Lake Texoma and take the kids fishing and hopefully put a smile on their faces,” said Chuck Boso, president of the Sooner Bassmasters.
“Usually, the kids just like riding fast in the boats and feeling the wind on their faces. Oklahoma law requires that these children have life jackets on at all times.
“The camp has a few jackets but the anglers usually end up providing lifejackets of their own to make up the difference. Almost every year there is a shortage of lifejackets.”
“Last year I spoke with the camp founder, Danny Cavett. He said the shortage of life jackets had long been a problem and he didn’t see an answer to it short of a large PFD donation. He never turns away a child and we the anglers won’t turn one away at the lake either. We decided to take care of this shortage ourselves.”
On Sunday (June 2), the Sooner Bassmasters is having a benefit bass tournament on Arbuckle Lake. There is no entry fee, but each team is required to bring two new, unused lifejackets to donate.
“We have generated numerous sponsorships from around the country in order to have prizes and cash awards for the anglers who are supporting this event,” Boso said. “We will be taking off out of the Guy Sandy ramp area at safe light. Club personnel will be at the ramp to start taking registrations and donations at 5:15 a.m.”
Weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. back at the ramp. This is an open team event and membership in Sooner Bassmasters is not required.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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