Annual Children's Homes Bass Classic set for March 30th

Paragould ( - Children's Homes, Inc. will host its third annual Bass Classic tournament on Saturday, March 30, at Norfork Lake in Northern Arkansas.

Boats will be launched from the Henderson Marina.

The tournament is a fundraiser for Children's Homes, Inc., and is sponsored by Sunrise Distributing of Paragould, First National Bank of Paragould and Wal-Mart of Paragould.

Two-person teams will compete for cash prizes: a guaranteed $1,000 payout to the first-place team, $500 to second place, $250 to third place, $125 to fourth place and $80 to fifth place. The fisherman who catches the biggest bass in the tournament will receive an Ascend FS12 Kayak. The kayak, provided by Fin to Fur Wholesale in Thayer, Mo., retails for $499.

Many door prizes will be awarded, including a Yeti cooler, a Cajun Fish Fryer, and lots of rod/reel combos and other tackle.

Cost for entry is $80 per team. Registration information can be obtained by visiting, calling or emailing Gary Cupp or Micah Brinkley at Children's Homes, Inc.

All tournament proceeds benefit Children's Homes, Inc. Children's Homes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides help, hope and home to children and families. Children's Homes cares for approximately 45 young people in ten homes on its Residential Education campus in Paragould. Children's Homes also provides foster and adoptive care to another 65 children in Arkansas. Children's Homes is privately supported; donations from individuals, churches, groups and other organizations provide the funding for its $2.6 million annual operating budget.

Director of Development

870.239.4031, ext. 140

Executive Director

870.239.4031, ext. 131

Micah Brinkley

For more information, contact:

Gary Cupp