LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The twenty-second annual Dr. Bill Shelton Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure will take place this Saturday on Lake Sam Rayburn.
Fishers are invited to Cassels Boykin Park for a chance to win a two thousand five hundred dollar cash prize. All who enter will be registered for prizes including a Gucci watch, and two five-hundred-dollar gift cards.
The fishing tournament began in 1993 by the late Dr. Bill Shelton of Lufkin to raise thousands of dollars to help cancer patients purchase medications and travel for treatment.
"He had one patient. He'd get out of the center and say he had to go pick up cans to pay for gas. Dr. Shelton said, "let's think of something. He combined his passion for fishing and his love for his patients," said Yana Ogletree, the CHI St. Luke's System Director of Marketing.