Lake Hickory, NC – The Long View Lions Club presents their 9th Annual Rotary Drill Classic Team Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 23rd from 7am until 3pm at the Lake Hickory- Wittenburg Access (GPS 89 Wildlife Access Road, Hickory, North Carolina. However, the Wittenburg Access is located in Alexander County.

The tournament is named in honor of the first and second place corporate sponsors and is not affiliated with the Rotary Club. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support Long View Lions Club charities.

Eligibility: 18 years of age is minimum registration age. A parent or adult must accompany any contestant under 18 years of age. Maximum age adult/child team is 15 years old.

Sportmanship: All contestants are required to comply with North Carolina Game Fish Laws and Regulations. Alcoholic beverages, stimulants, and/or depressants are prohibited in any teams boats. All contestant should conduct themselves in sportsman’s like manner.

Fishing Conditions: Tournament will be held regardless of weather conditions. However, the Tournament Officials may change starting times as it is deemed necessary for the safety of the contestants.

Entry fee; On the day of the event is $90, cash only. All tournament rules should be read carefully before signing the completed entry form when registering.

Guaranteed Prizes Include:
First Place – $1,000
Second Place – $500
Third Place – $300
Fourth Place- $200
2ND Place BIG BASS POT- $200
Top Adult Child Team: $150
Top Senior Team: $150
Top Man & Women Team: $150

The Long View Lions Club would like to thank their sponsors: Rotary Drill Services, Steve White Motors, Vesco Toyota Lift, and Dickens Service Center. For more information regarding the Long View Lions Club’s 9th Annual Rotary Drill Class Team Bass Fishing Tournament, please contact Lion Eric Killian, Fishing Tournament Chair at 828-455-4939.

Although the 9th Annual Rotary Drill Classic Team Bass Fishing Tournament is the Long View Lions Club largest fundraiser, their other fundraisers have involved selling brooms and mops, coupon books, sponsoring an assortment of food events including Chili Cook-off, pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinners, and Bar-B-Que suppers. Over the past 68 years, the Long View Lions Club has continued to provide services to the blind/visually impaired and the needy in their service area. With new members joining their club, the Long View Lions Club carry out their proud tradition- to live and to adhere to Lions Club International’s motto “We Serve.”

Currently, the Long View Lions Club is conducting a membership campaign to encourage community minded men and ladies to join them. For more information visiting a future club meeting, contact Lion Wayne Houser, Club President, at [email protected].

The Long View Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Long View Recreation Center, located 3107 2nd Avenue, NW, Hickory.