Suddenlink Tourney Nets $24K for Hospice

As reported in the San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times, Suddenlink representatives this week presented a $24,000 check to Hospice of San Angelo (HOSA). The donation represented proceeds from the Suddenlink Tony Gibson Memorial Fishing Tournament held March 2. Shown are (left to right) special guest  Joe Thomas, host of Outdoor Channel’s “Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors,”  Suddenlink System Manager Monica Kincer, HOSA Executive Director David McBride, Outdoor Channel Representative Christy Benson, and Suddenlink Business Operations Manager Corey Peddy.

The tournament, named in memory of avid fisherman and San Angelo Bass Club member Tony Gibson, is the biggest fundraiser of the year for HOSA.  This year’s donation was the largest in tournament history.

Since 2010, the tournament has raised $71,000 for hospice programs. Tournament winners and supporting sponsors are listed on FishTheOpen.

Suddenlink Tournament Helps San Angelo Hospice

Hospice of San Angelo (HOSA) received a $16,000 donation from the city’s Suddenlink office, representing proceeds from the Suddenlink Tony Gibson Memorial Fishing Tournament held Saturday, March 3. The check was presented at Saturday’s event. The Suddenlink Open is typically HOSA’s largest single fundraiser of the year.

HOSA wasn’t the only big winner Saturday. James Gardner was named top angler. His four-fish stringer totaling 13.26 pounds earned him the $2,200 grand prize. Dale Dickson took home $620 for catching the largest single fish, a 10.9-pound bass.

This year’s tournament featured added support from the Outdoor Channel and public appearances Friday and Saturday by Joe Thomas, host of “Ultimate Match Fishing Presented by Sta-Bil” on the Outdoor Channel. Pictured above are (left to right) Thomas, Suddenlink San Angelo Director of Operations Monica Kincer, HOSA Executive Director David McBride, and Suddenlink Business Operations Manager Corey Peddy.

Major sponsors included: Suddenlink Business, Thorp Transportation, Dean’s Marine, Walmart, Spring Creek Products, D&D Construction, Cal Tech, Johnson Funeral Home, Jim Bass Ford, The Bank and Trust, Space Age Communications, Alpha Omega Production, Horizon Branding, Goodyear Proving Ground, Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats, Field and Streams, Batteries Plus and Julio’s Chips and Burritos. More than four dozen other local businesses also supported the tournament.

For tournament details, photos and a complete list of winners, visit the tournament’s official website.