Are We There Yet?
Enjoy a great day out on Lake Guntersville while helping raise funds for the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama. The Castin’ ‘N Catchin Fishing Tournament is April 14, 2018 at Goose Pond Colony Resort, Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Ala. The annual tournament has raised more than $200,000 in two years for Children’s. “100 percent of the money we raise through this tournament is being immediately turned around to help make life-saving advancements in pediatric heart medicine at Children’s of Alabama,” explains Jodie McNutt, who along with her husband Drew are a driving force behind the tournament. Their son Andrew was born in May 2014 and underwent his first open-heart surgery four days after birth. “There will never be enough words to express our thankfulness for the staff at Children’s of Alabama. The reason we and the other families involved coordinate this tournament is to hopefully give back a portion of what they have given us,” says Jodie McNutt. “We have never seen a more kind, compassionate, loving staff. The doctors, nurses, social workers and other staff were not only concerned about Andrew’s health, they were concerned about our entire family. We have said over and over how blessed the state of Alabama is to have such a highly-trained, highly-skilled group of medical professionals in our backyard to treat so many children. Without them, Andrew’s healing and the healing of so many other children would not be possible.”
Grab your fishing pole and grab a friend to team up for Castin’ ‘N Catchin April 14. All participants are treated to a dinner Friday, April 13 with keynote speaker ABC 33/40s Chief Meteorologist James Spann. Register at www.CastinNCatchin.org. †
The McNutts at check presentation following last year’s Castin’ ‘N Catchin Tournament benefitting the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama. The annual tournament has raised more than $200,000 in the past two years.