At-Risk Youth, Anglers Fish for Good Cause

Published 05/18 2014 07:53PM

Updated 05/19 2014 08:44AM

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - Anglers and at-risk youth are coming together to fish for a good cause in North Little Rock Sunday.

A youth mentor group teamed up with the Myeloma Cancer Foundation to put on a fishing tournament.

21 teams took part in the competition to bring in five of their heaviest bass.

Organizers say it was a chance for at-risk youth to get out on the water, while at the same time, raise money for cancer patients.

"We just decided we needed to do something to get kids off of video games and get them back out on the water fishing because that just makes us real happy," says Tyrone Phillips, tournament organizer.

All the proceeds will go to cancer patients and their families. Organizers plan to host the event again next year.

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