Garland, TX – Donny Davis and Wayne Elber combined their fishing talents Saturday on Texas’ Lake Ray Hubbard to catch a five bass limit weighing in at 24.20 pounds to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize in the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) New Beginning Center Charity Tournament.

Davis and Elber also caught a 9.09-pound bass, which was the American Receivable Big Bass Award winner of $250.  Davis and Elber bested 13 other teams to come out on top in this LBAA charity event.

Friday’s LBAA ProAm winner Pam Ridgle went no further than her family to find her fishing partner for Saturday’s charity event.  Ridgle got her son Zay to team with her and this family twosome won two awards.  The Ridgle’s won both the highest finishing team with a child under 12 on it and the highest finishing team with a female on it.  Both awards were $200 in cash.

The most important award of the day was when LBAA officials presented Jennifer Morrison, Executive Director of The New Beginning Center with $1,400 in cash for their organization to use toward helping domestic violence victims find temporary transitional housing. The New Beginning Center is located at 218 N 10th Street Garland, TX.  75040.  Phone 1-972-276-0057. http://www.newbeginningcenter.org/

Hosts for the LBAA’s first tour stop of the year were the City of Garland, Texas.  The City of Garland offices are located at 200 N. Fifth Street Garland, Texas 75040.  You can reach the city offices by calling 1-972-205-2000, and they have a presence on the World Wide Web at http://www.ci.garland.tx.us/

Host lodging for the 2012 LBAA Lake Ray Hubbard event was the Best Western Lakeview Inn located at 1635 East I-30 at Bass Pro Drive, Garland, Texas 75043-4454 Phone: 972/303-1601 | Fax: 972/303-1466.  You can find the Best Western Lakeview Inn on the World Wide Web at http://bestwesterntexas.com/hotels/best-western-lakeview-inn/

“Kim reassured her dominance in this sport with a great performance to begin the year,” said USA Shooting National Team Coach Bret Erikson.  “It was just as nice to see the younger girls battling with some of the best in the world and showcasing the depth we’re building in women’s skeet.”

photo: Lady Bass Anglers Association

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