Catch a Cure for Cancer Fishing Tournament was started in early 2000 by Jerry and Carri Schlief who wanted to host a fishing tournament that could raise money for those with cancer. After speaking with the American Cancer Society, they chose to use funds that they raised to help support Camp Hobe, a special summer camp designed for children currently being treated for cancer, as well as their siblings.
Camp Hobe was created in 1985 and is sponsored by Primary Children’s Medical Center. Camp Hobe Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non profit organization based in Salt Lake City. Camp Hobe is designed to give cancer patients an opportunity to share experiences with other children with cancer. It is also designed to give siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience, a chance to share experiences with other siblings.
The mission of Camp Hobe is to create an atmosphere that enhances self esteem, fosters independence and friendship, and create a sense of belonging.
Jerry and Carri Schlief believed that a fishing tournament designed to raise awareness and also money for Camp Hobe, would be a successful and rewarding experience for everyone involved. With the aid and support of the Utah Bass Federation, Tournaments Inc. and JC Expeditions, they created a premier first class event that is managed by fishing professionals and enthusiasts who donate their time and expertise.
The annual bass and walleye fishing tournament has grown significantly since the first tournament was held at Starvation Reservoir in Duchesne UT in June of 2000. Through 2009, over $116,000 has been raised for Camp Hobe. Perhaps more importantly, each event provides immeasurable rewards and many favorable memories for families, friends and fellow anglers.
Jerry and Carri Schlief would like to express their gratitude and thanks to each of the corporate and individual sponsors who have supported the events over the last 10 years. They have an open invitation for anyone to join them at the next Catch a Cure for Cancer Fishing Tournament. Enjoy a day of fun, sun and fishing.
Jerry and Carri Schlief
Catch a Cure for Cancer