A dream that began 22 years ago by the late Dr. Bill Shelton to raise money for needy cancer patients is still going strong today. The 2015 Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure will be held Saturday, March 21 at Cassels-Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. Proceeds from the tournament benefit indigent cancer patients at the St. Luke’s Health Temple Cancer Center.
Dr. Shelton, a local radiation oncologist, started this tournament as a way to raise funds to help his patients. One particular patient shared his story with Dr. Shelton of the difficulties he faced getting to and from the Center for treatment each day. This patient was actually collecting cans and selling them in order to purchase gas for his vehicle. That’s when Dr. Shelton decided to raise money for his patients through his favorite hobby, fishing.
Although official registration for the tournament is not until the third weekend in March, registration forms are now available. Those interested in a