févr. 2, 2007
If you are a regular reader of these postings, then I don't have to tell you about the hugely successful 2006 PWT Aikens Lake Celebrity Shootout! Since the event, we've received alot of positive feedback, and everyone involved wants to make the 2nd annual an even bigger event! This year, it will be held on the same week in September, with the dates being Sept 16-21 (tournament days are the 19th and 20th). It will once again mark the end of our operating season at Aikens, and what a way to go out! Last year's event was incredible, especially considering that we had never hosted one before, and so there were bound to be a few hiccups and speedbumps. Thankfully we didn't encounter too many of these. This is why the 2nd annual seems to be that much better already! Everybody now knows what to expect! The PWT pros are fired up for a chance to come back up, and In-Fisherman has already planned to have this included once again in the 2008 programming. However, the biggest benefactor in all of this will once again be the Boomer Esiason Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. As they explained to us, it is always tough to make money for the foundation on the first year of any event, especially the larger ones. This is why it was so incredible that they were able to raise money (and over $100,000!) on last year's inaugral Shootout. This year, with the DVD video available and the recognition the event now has, they feel that they are going to be able to raise some mega-money for the foundation through their corporate networks! We wish them the best and are very happy to once again be able to contribute to the efforts of the Boomer Esiason Foundation in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! Stay tuned for more updates as the event gathers momentum for 2007!