Fishing for a Cause

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Anglers hit the lake early Saturday morning for some fishing and to support ALS. The Kolar Toyota ALS fishing tournament is in its 27th year.

Als is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control.

The tournament was virtually for a few years, and now that it seems like things are starting to come back to normal.

Director Blake Kolquist shared how event organizers looked at every option to bring the event back for all to enjoy. "We were determined to continue the event. You know it’s so hard to stop something and get it back started. So, we had to explore different options of the last few years."

One angler, who’s been supporting the tournament since 2011, knows the feeling of losing someone to the disease. "Seeing the impacts on that and how it affects families and victims of the disease, said Adam Benshell. It’s really important that we get out here every year and try to make a better impact on it."

All the proceeds from the fishing tournament benefit individuals living with ALS and their families.