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The Guardian Classic – Veteran Fishing Tournament on Lake Murray

Saturday, August 31



For His Glory Outdoors

The 3rd Annual “The Guardian Classic” on Lake Murray, SC, is now accepting registrations. This event honors those who defended the country following September 11th, 2001.

Registration Details:

  • Boaters/Captains: Register by paying at JC’s Outdoors or online via Venmo or Cashapp. Include your name, phone number, and email with payment. A confirmation email will be sent.
  • Veteran Boat Captains: Veterans with their own bass boat can sign up to take another veteran on board.
  • Veterans Participating: Contact with your name, phone number, and email. No upfront fee is required, but be prepared to split the entry fee if needed on the tournament day. A confirmation email will be sent.

Important Information:

  • Service Verification: Proof of service may be requested.
  • Blast Off Sequence: Based on registration time.
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, August 26th at midnight.
  • Team Pairing: Live drawing on Tuesday, August 27th at 6 PM at JC’s Outdoors (attendance not required).

Special Notes:

  • Family Teams: Veterans can register with an immediate family member as a team.
  • Accommodation: Discounted waterfront AirBnB’s near Dreher Island are available. Contact immediately to secure lodging.
  • Support and Sponsorship: Donations and sponsorships are welcome. All proceeds support the event and the veterans.

Contact: For questions and support, contact Bobby Edwards at (850) 797-2546.


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