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Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic returns to St. James Boat Club

GRAMERCY — The seventh annual Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic will be held on Saturday, May 1 at the St. James Parish Boat Club, located at 39180 W. Airline Highway.

Morning check-in is from 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., and weigh-in will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. All anglers eat free of charge. Participants will receive packets including trolling motor tags, boat chips, shirts and food tickets at the morning check-in. Live wells, life jackets and lights will also be available at the registration table.

Starting at 10 a.m., there will be a drive-thru style jambalaya and crawfish sale on-site with support from Lifting Hands Ministry, Veron’s Supermarket, Tod’s Catering and Specialty Meats. Jambalaya plates are $8 and include coleslaw and white beans. Five pounds of crawfish with potatoes and corn will be sold for $20.

Delivery is available for orders of 10 or more.

Early registration is a must. A Captains meeting will be held on Thursday April 29, 2021 at the St James Boat Club. Please see trinitydisabledadventures.com for more information.

Over the years, Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures has blessed thousands of individuals from parishes throughout Louisiana with activities such as tennis, golfing, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking and summer camps.

Founder Jason Bland is an amputee himself, and he had a vision to start an organization that would allow more people with disabilities to step into a life of confidence while being surrounding by others who are experiencing the same challenges in life.

Maria Hotard Stelly, River Parish representative of Trinity Outdoors, said the Bass Classic is the main fundraiser that allows the organization to bestow blessings on so many. She encourages individuals who would love to help the organization grow to join the Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures River Parish Committee.

“I know everyone has had a hard time this past year as we had to cancel our annual Bass Classic; however, this year we are taking a leap of faith and having a smaller version of our fishing tournament. Our annual bass fishing tournament helps raise the funds which allows us to bless so many people with these adventures of a lifetime,” Stelly said. “Please consider becoming involved by having a team, or being a sponsor of the event.  The event will be held Saturday May 1 at the Boat Club in Lutcher. There will be plate lunches sold, and a children’s fishing tournament held on the grounds that morning.”

From children to veterans, there is no age limit for who Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures provides for.

“Our mission is to give back, share, encourage and uplift ANYONE who may be dealing with or have dealt with any type of disabilities and help them to see their abilities through the eyes of God,” Stelly said.

A couple of years ago, four ladies were selected to represent our organization and travel around the state to fairs and festivals to educate others on what Trinity Outdoors is all about.

Donations are tax-deductible. For more information, contact Stelly at 985-210-9153, visit trinitydisabledadventures.com or visit the Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures, LLC Facebook page.

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