Eagle Anglers - All students in the Rhea County School system that enjoy fishing are encouraged to see what the Eagle Anglers are all about in their third season. The season started on Feb. 23 at Chickamauga Lake, out of Blue Water RV Resort and Marina in Dayton. Weigh-in will be promptly at 3 p.m. each week. The entire community is encouraged to come out and support what the Eagle Anglers of Rhea County High School are all about. For more information contact the sponsor and coach Brian Derlak at email@example.com
The next Eagle Angler event is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, as they will be fishing out of the Rhea Springs Boat Ramp at Watts Bar Lake, in Spring City. Safelight take off is between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Weigh-in will be at 3 p.m.
The local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation [NWTF] is having their annual “Hunting Heritage Banquet” on Saturday, March 23.
The banquet will be hosted by the Tennessee Valley Longbeards on Saturday, March 23, at Wolf Creek Baptist Church, at 5225 Wolf Creek Road, in Spring City.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets are $45, a couples ticket is $60. A sponsor ticket is $260 and a “Jakes ticket” will be $10.
Ticket price includes membership to the NWTF, as well as dinner.
The event is fundraiser for the NWTF, which supports conservation of hunting, not only for wild turkeys, but all species.
There will be a silent auction as well as live auction to purchase items and prints. There will also be games that can be played to win chances at a number of guns and other items. For tickets or more information call David Johnson at 423-718-9279, or purchase at the door.
The Rhea County Special Athletic Games will be held in the Rhea County High School gymnasium on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. Students from the county school system and clients from the Rhea of Sunshine will be participating. Some events on the schedule include the 50-yard dash, 100-yard dash, softball throw and the long-jump competition. Everyone in the community is invited and encouraged to attend the games free of charge.
All veterans from Rhea County and surrounding counties are invited to join in celebrating opening day ceremonies for Dayton Youth Baseball [DYB] on Monday, March 25, at 5:15 p.m. The festivities will be held at the Jim Barnes Baseball Complex on Market Street in Dayton.
This year, DYB is honoring past and present veterans of the military. All donations that are gathered will be given to the Wounded Warrior program.
Are you ready to get out on the water! Registration for the Chickamauga Big Bass Tournament has begun. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Dayton Boat Dock in Dayton.
If you love to fish, then this is the tournament for you. With cash prizes every hour and a large final prize at the end of the day, this is open to all those who enjoy having their line in the water with a chance to win.
The tournament offers a unique hourly prize presentation with a final grand prize already popularized in other areas of the country. This is a tournament for all fishermen. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rhea Medical Healthcare Foundation. For more information, go to fishdayton.com
or call 423-775-8580.
The Dayton Girls Softball Association (DGSA) Special Needs Softball League is forming teams.
The DGSA is now forming teams for children with special needs. The DGSA champions division league is open to all boys and girls ages 5-14 with physical, behavioral, developmental, learning or other special needs. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of softball, play tee ball games or coach pitch and most importantly have fun.
This non-competitive league will run from April 1 through May 20, at the Delaware Sports Complex. Other activities include participation in the DGSA Strawberry Tournament, Strawberry Festival parade float and also a Chattanooga Lookouts night. Uniforms, insurance and trophies will be provided. Cost to participate is $10. For more information or to sign up, please call Art Klee at 240-4382 or 775-6783. For further information contact Klee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dayton City School teacher Trish Newsom will be running in the 2013 Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt of the Hoyt Foundation. Since Team Hoyt is a charity, a requirement for her to join the team is to raise $5,000. A year ago, she raised over $8,000 for the cause through several fundraisers.
Newsom and her supporters held a 5K fundraiser in February and will have several more before the Boston Marathon.
To learn more about Newsom’s fundraising goal please visit www.crowdrise.com/trishnewsom
and the event website is http://runwithtrish5kforteamhoyt.wordpress.com/.
; To learn more about Newsom’s journey please visit www.thenextmailboxboston.com
and to learn more about the Hoyt Foundation, visit www.teamhoyt.com