Century 21 is gearing up to host its annual Reels for Easter Seals charity fishing tournament at R.L. Harris Reservoir (Lake Wedowee). The event will take place on March 3 at Wedowee Marine South at 9681 Hwy 48 in Lineville, Alabama. Organizers expect this year’s event to be the biggest one yet with over 70 different sponsors.
“Thanks so much to all of you who have committed to helping us with this great cause this year,” said Rett Harmon, owner of Century 21 Novus Realty and founder of Reels for Easter Seals. “The response we’ve had has been amazing, and we are so thankful for each and every one of you for all the support, sponsorships, and encouragement.”
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
Reels for Easter Seals is a non-profit company that raises money for (local) Easter Seals while teaching kids about fishing, outdoors and what it means to give back.
“Century 21 has enjoyed a 40-year relationship with Easter Seals in helping kids in this area with specific needs,” said Harmon. “It’s a great way to teach kids about fishing, the outdoors, and ways to give back.”
Harmon said funds raised in the tournament will go to benefit the Easter Seals of North Georgia, which includes the Carrollton area.
“This year, we have added a boat that will be wheelchair accessible, so if we have anyone in a wheelchair that wants to fish in the tournament, we will be able to accommodate them,” said Harmon.
The tournament will include lots of prizes and giveaways. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and catered meal at the weigh-ins.
For more information about the tournament and Easter Seals, visit www.reelsforseals.com. “We are on track to have a really good year, but we still have a little way to go before we meet our goal,” said Harmon. “You can visit the website to donate online, or you can just send a quick email to let us know [if you plan to enter the tournament].”