The MS Walleye Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4. All are invited to enlist groups of six friends, customers or co-workers to fill a boat and enjoy a day of fishing to benefit multiple sclerosis services and research. The fully-stocked boats will set sail from Midway Marina in Port Clinton.
More than 150 anglers will participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 25th Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament. The anglers are treated to a continental breakfast starting at 6:30 a.m. before they head out to fish aboard a charter boat with a licensed charter boat captain at the helm. Each boat is stocked with food, beverages, bait and ice.
When participants return in the afternoon they will take part in a light dinner and have a chance to win some great prizes while their catch is being cleaned and bagged for them to take home. Prizes are awarded for largest fish and largest stringer.
The cost for a boat with six people is $1,200. Individual tickets are also available for $250. After May 30, the price for a boat will increase to $1,300 and individual tickets will no longer be sold.
The money raised through the MS Walleye Tournament helps more than 20,000 Ohio residents living with multiple sclerosis. Funds are directed toward services like transportation, durable medical equipment loan, friendly-visitation programs for those who are homebound or hospitalized and self-help groups. Funds also support research efforts at Ohio institutions like the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University Medical Center, where MS researchers are working to find the cause and a cure for the chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
Search for the elusive “big catch” and support people living with multiple sclerosis by fishing for a cure. Call Tony Bernard at 614-515-4608 for more information or visit MSohiobuckeye.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.