Fishing for a Cause Recap

Posted on: April 24, 2018

Fishing for a Cause

Dollar Energy Fund hosted its first fishing tournament, Fishing for a Cause, on Sunday, April 22, 2018. We welcomed more than 75 boats to Smith Mountain Lake – Parkway Marina, Virginia. The event raised $20,150, including a utility partner match, to assist limited-income customers of Appalachian Power Company maintain or restore basic electric service through our Virginia Neighbor to Neighbor Program.

The day started off before dawn with registration. Our anglers set out on the lake at 6:30 a.m. and didn’t return until the afternoon. When boats arrived back at the marina, our guests enjoyed lunch and an award presentation, where they received great giveaways and prizes.

Everyone who entered the tournament was eligible to win a grand prize of $5,000. Our lucky grand prize winner was Archie Musgrove of Wirtz. The boat with the biggest catch won a $3,000 prize, courtesy of New River Electrical Corp. The first place winner was a father and son team, Luke and Gary Nichols of Scruggs, with a total weight of 23.13 pounds. The tournament payout was one for every seven boats, so our top 10 anglers received a cash prize. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Team Member #1 Team Member #2 Boat # Fish Weight
Luke Nichols Gary Nichols 24 5/5 23.13
Donald Sheffey, Jr. Donald Sheffey 10 5/5 18.5
David Martin Greg Peters 72 5/5 18.37
Jeff Newman David Goins 23 5/5 17.36
Thomas Wooten Josh Wagy 67 5/5 16.9
Chris Brummett   22 5/5 16.49
Craig Blankenship Jimmy Blankenship 31 5/5 16.39
John Woodrood Dennis Middleton 62 5/5 16.29
Wyatt Blevins Gregory Osborne 7 5/5 16.16
Jared Witt David Witt 48 5/5 15.99


We want to thank everyone who helped with Fishing for a Cause. This event was made possible through a partnership with Appalachian Power Company and Conrad Brothers Marine. We are grateful to everyone at Conrad Brothers Marine, BassQuest, Parkway Marina and Appalachian Power for their excellent service and support – we could not have done it without you.

Dollar Energy Fund would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity, including New River Electrical Corp., Townsend, Aerial Solutions, Elliot, Osmose, Uttermost, Orvis and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Their involvement was an integral part of making our event a success, and it goes a long way towards helping the families we serve.

At Dollar Energy Fund, we always encourage you to have fun while raising money for families and individuals who are on the path to self-sufficiency. Stay tuned for future events in Virginia by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

To view more photos from our fishing tournament, click here.

Fishing for a Cause

Fishing for a Cause




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