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WCSO Supports the 4th Annual AGLA Bass Tournament


~Proceeds Benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center~






For Immediate Release


August 1, 2011




Grab your luckiest pole and most reliable lure, the 2011 American General Life and Accident Insurance Company (AGLA) Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, August 6 at Marina Village in Freeport.  A $3,000 payout is at stake for the winners of this annual tournament in memory of local angler Bob Zdenek. 




“The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is an amazing organization,” said Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. “The services they provide make a difference in helping children and their families heal from abuse.”




Attendees will each have two anglers per boat and will depart at first light.  There will be plenty of family fun planned while the anglers are out fishing.  The day will feature a car show, arts and crafts booths, delicious food, demonstration boat rides, and a giant waterslide for the kids and live entertainment.  The Family Fun Day is free and open to the public.  Come for the fun, stay for the weigh in and see who brings in the biggest fish and takes home the cash.




Events Timeline


  • The boats launch at first safe light
  • Arts and Crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Weigh-in begins at 3 p.m.
  • Tournament winners announced and raffle prizes drawn at 5 p.m.




Raffle prizes, door prizes and a silent auction will all help to raise funds for child abuse and neglect victims served at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. 




Current sponsors of the event include: American General Life Insurance Company, WTKE 100.3 The Ticket, Marina Village, Yamaha, Skeeter Boats, Quality Toyota, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, American Residential Services, Gulf Coast Immediate Care, One Hour Heating & A/C, Wise Equipment, Ritz Foods, and Harbor Docks.




The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) provides services to help identify, treat and support children in abusive situations. The organization helps prevent child abuse through education, protects child victims from future abuse, and provides resources to restore the lives of the child and the child’s family. The Center is a non-profit organization located in Niceville, Fla. It serves Okaloosa and Walton counties and houses representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, Guardian ad litem and licensed mental health counselors. For more information or to support the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center please visit http://www.eccac.org. If you suspect abuse, call the Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE.




For Further Information Contact:


Jen Floro


Director of Development and Public Relations


Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center


(850) 833-9237 ext. 283


(850) 974-2773 (cell)






Mike Morrison


Public Information Officer


Walton County Sheriff’s Office


(850) 892-8186 (main)


(850) 401-4612 (cell)



WCSO Supports the 4th Annual AGLA Bass Tournament

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