Five-year-old Raylee Metts, the daughter of Ray and Haylee Metts, was recently diagnosed with a rare type of cancer and is being treated at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville.
In order to help offset some of their multiple financial burdens due to the cost of travel and treatments for Raylee, a bass fishing tournament will be held Saturday, July 25, with all proceeds going directly to Raylee and her family.
The entry fee is $25 per person. There are no designated fishing locations; however, there will be a five fish entry limit (per person), each fish must be a minimum of 12 inches, and fish must be caught the day of the tournament.
The weigh-in will be held at the Manor Community Center at 4 p.m. and prizes will be given at that time. A fish fry will also be held at the Manor Community Center following the weigh-in and everyone is welcome to attend.
Anyone wishing to enter the tournament may pre-register and pay the entry fee in Manor at Moore’s Country Store, in Waycross at General Bearing Corporation, Paint and Tile and Georgia Farm Bureau, or in Homerville at Westside, Feed and Seed, One Trip and Heritage Builders Supply.
The registration forms and entry fees will need to be completed and paid by business closing Friday, July 24.
Anyone who would like to donate food for the fish fry should call Tiffany Moore at (912) 599-0095.
For more information about the tournament, contact T.J. Moore at (912) 816-2380.
Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to make a financial donation to the Metts family may call Tiffany or T.J. or donate online at www.gofundme.com (enter Raylee into the search box and it will pull up her page).
All proceeds and donations from the tournament and online donations go directly to Raylee and her family.