2020 Fishin’ for a Mission cancelled

“Loving LIFE” as Centennial Bank’s Eric King presented a sponsorship check to Amanda and Brian Parsons for the Fishin’ for a Mission tournament. The event was planned April 18 but has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Sixth Annual Fishin’ for a Mission bass tournament has joined the list of events that have been cancelled this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament had been scheduled Saturday, April 18, at Lake Dardanelle State Park at Russellville.

“Due to the directive of our governor and the date extension from our President, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 benefit tournament,” stated a message on the event’s Facebook page. “It has been rescheduled for April 24, 2021. We appreciate Centennial Bank and all of our sponsors for supporting us as we continue to try to navigate through these uncertain times. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s tournament!”

Founded by Amanda and Brian Parsons of Conway, the event has raised more than $25,700 for charity. This year’s beneficiaries were to be the same as last year – Soul Food Café Mission in Conway and Community Connections in Russellville. “It benefits not just where we live, but also where we are hosting the tournament,” said Amanda.

Centennial Bank was once again the presenting sponsor with a contribution of $6,000. “We are a sponsor because of the money it raises for non-profits in our area. Our goal as a community bank is to give back,” said Eric King, senior vice president of business development at Centennial. “We think it’s a great cause.”

Last year 55 teams signed up for the tournament. 

For more information on the event, visit fish4amission.org.