The inaugural Satilla Marine Bass Classic is slated to be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, benefiting the South Georgia State College men’s basketball program. Participants for the event will be casting for a 1st place prize of $1,000, 2nd place prize of $750 or 3rd place prize of $500. In addition, a $500 prize for the biggest fish will be awarded. The payoffs will be based on a minimum of 100 boats entered in the tournament.
A registration fee of $75 per boat with a maximum of two fishermen per boat will be required and due at the time of sign-in. Sign-in locations are Satilla Marine located at 1807 Old Reynolds Street in Waycross, Ga., and Southeastern Marine at 1506 E. Ward Street in Douglas, Ga. The deadline to register is Saturday, September 26.
Participants can fish anywhere they choose and there will be a five bass limit. Weigh-in will take place at 4:00 pm on October 3 at Satilla Marine A deduction of ½ lb will be taken for each dead fish.
Sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals wanting to support the event. The $500 Gold Sponsorship level receives an entry for one team in the tournament, a sign at weigh-in, name on the tournament t-shirt, two season tickets for Hawks basketball and an invitation to a fish fry. The $250 Silver Sponsorship level receives a sign at weigh-in, name on the tournament t-shirt and an invitation to a fish fry.
“We invite everyone to a day of relaxing fun while supporting our basketball program at South Georgia State College,” says SGSC Hawks Head Coach Cory Baldwin. “Proceeds from the Bass Classic will supplement funding from the college to provide a well-rounded program for our guys. They put forth the effort in the classroom and on the court to be successful. We want to give them every opportunity we can by giving them the best tools possible. This event will help to provide that. It’s a great way for the community to show their support for them as a team and student-athletes.”
For more information, contact Coach Cory Baldwin at 912.449.7605 or Jimmy Stapleton at 912.614.1287.