The Striped Bass Challenge Trophy Series Championship Trail Returns to Green Pond Landing, Lake Hartwell, SC; Winter Classic Tournament 1/7/2023

ANDERSON SC, 1/5/2023 – After many very successful events, The Striped Bass Challenge (SBC) brings the 2023 Winter Classic, one of the four Open/Qualifier tournaments of the Trophy Series Championship Trail, to Green Pond Landing on Jan. 7, 2023. Tournament organizers Thomas and David Richardson say the folks at Visit Anderson, Anderson County, Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, and Second Harvest Food Bank make putting on the event a pleasure. “The SBC wants to put on a premier fishing tournament and the folks we work with here make that possible,” Thomas says. “Since our first event over 7 years ago the anglers have provided over 760,000 meals for the local communities. These folks have a great chance to win big prizes at the captain’s dinner and at the boat ramp. We’re excited to be able to do this again and to work with all these great people including the folks from the SC DNR.” He notes that this tournament trail is possible due to the generosity of sponsors. “We couldn’t do it without Bass Pro Shops, Hunts Brothers Pizza, American Ethanol, Cometic, Johnson Outdoors, Hurricane Express Wash, Mad Katz Outdoors, Midlands Outdoors, Klotz, Home Place, Xtreme Bait Tanks, Double X Tackle, Drift Masters Rod Holders, Southern Fusion BBQ Sauce, Abu Garcia, Ugly Stik, Grizzly Coolers, Costa, Betts Tackle, Crescent Financial, RMP Drywall and Richardson Brothers Roofing for sure.” The SBC’s goal is to support the community near Anderson by raising enough food and cash donations so that Second Harvest Food Bank can provide 100,000 meals. “We are really counting on the anglers to bring in a lot of food and money to buy tickets,” Thomas states.

Anglers vie not only for the cash prizes which include first place $15,000, $2,500 Big Fish, gifts cards for youth, and another $2000 for the lady angler whose team places the highest in the tournament. During the Captains’ Dinner, prizes are drawn for great products provided by event sponsors. Winners take away bait tanks, coolers, sunglasses, casting nets, fish finders, and more. Participants earn tickets by donating food and money to Second Harvest Food Bank, which ensures wins for both tournament teams and the local community.

Longtime event sponsors include: Bass Pro Shops, Humminbird, American Ethanol, Minn Kota, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Costa, Betts Nets, Grizzly Coolers, Klotz, Driftmaster, and Cometic Gaskets.

For additional information: Thomas Richardson (803) 221-6752

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