“A Great Tournament For A Great Cause”
Cops For Kids, Inc.: Our mission is to provide financial assistance to non-profits dedicated to children. We believe that community programs targeted at our youth can make a true impact on children’s growth, development
The Cops for Kids Bass Tournament began as a
The first 5 years were only open to law enforcement officers. It began as a way for officers to have a fun day fishing, see old friends, and maybe win a small prize or some prize money, but most importantly for the kids!
Each year the tournament has grown in sponsorship, entries, and prize money. But most
In 2010 the tournament opened up to all public safety professionals (firemen, EMS personnel, and law enforcement officers) and will continue to be open to such personnel.
In 2011, with the dissolution of the Missouri Water Patrol Association, Ron, Kevin
In 2014, a public announcement was made that Cops For Kids Bass Tournament was changed from requiring participants to be in Public Service to an Open Buddy tournament which allows anyone who qualifies to enter the event.
The more entries, the more prize money and more money for the kids.
We thank all the past and present entries! You are what makes the tournament a success! If you haven’t fished it in the past, grab a partner and join in the fun!
Ron Kelley – Founder/Executive Director
Larry Abshier – Vice President
Jerry Hundley – Asst. Tournament Director
Tracy Christoffersen – Tournament Coordinator/Logistics
Jackie Barger (Children’s Smile Center) – Tournament Consultant
Kris Maples – Administration & Secretary
Dr. Marty Brunson (Catch A Dream) – Tournament Consultant
Reeds Spring High School Fishing Club – Weigh-In Coordinator
Rhonda Bennett – Administration & Photographer