Fishing tournament to help daughter battling leukemia

A charity benefit fishing tournament for Rae Rae Owen will be held Jan. 12. Owen is battling leukemia and is currently undergoing treatment in North Carolina.

Magnum Point Marina, Crazy Horse Marina and Striper Mafia are hosting “Reelin for Rae Rae,” a charity benefit fishing tournament Jan. 12 to raise funds for Reagan (Rae Rae) Owen, who has leukemia and currently is undergoing treatment in North Carolina.

Rae Rae is the daughter of Debbie and Randy Owen, who is a frequent angler at Smith Mountain Lake and a regular participant in the Striper Mafia Tournament Series.

The Jan. 12 catch-photo-release striped bass tournament is open to all anglers. The winner will be determined by the longest two-fish total.

Entry fees are $100 per team with an optional $25 big fish entry. Magnum Point Marina has guaranteed a minimum of $1,000 to first place, and a minimum of three places will be paid out, in addition to raffle prizes.

There will be a youth competition with trophies and prizes for the top three youth fish (single fish by length).

Seventy percent of the team entry fees will go to the Owen family.

Post-tournament check-in and awards will be at Crazy Horse Marina in Scruggs.

Teams can register at www.stripermafia.com. Teams registering by Jan. 10 can pick up tournament materials at Magnum Point Marina in Union Hall on Jan. 11. A captain’s meeting will be held Jan. 11 (location to be announced).

More information is available by contacting Michael Ward at 336-437-4114.