LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County was well represented last month at The Bass Federation’s (TBF) Tennessee Junior State Championship on the Mississippi River in Rapid City, Illinois. The Campbell County Middle School teams of Anthony and Ayden Malone along with Mason Dople and Gabe St. John competed. The Dople-St. John team was there for a third straight year.
A great big thank you from the teams goes out to family, friends and businesses. It was a team effort by the community to send the middle schoolers to the championship. “Our families, friends and businesses paid for the whole trip, and we’re very grateful. It means so much to have this support,” said Chris Malone, Anthony Malone’s father.
Mike King and Jerry Fox organized a benefit fishing tournament to raise funds for the trip as well. Thanks are extended to King and Fox and all those who participated in the tourney.
“Anthony and I extend a great big thank you to Norris Lake Boat Center,” said Ayden Malone. Mark and Linda Proffitt with Norris Lake Boat Center provided a new top of the line 2021 Ranger Z-520 for the Malone cousins to use.
Here is the impressive list of those who sponsored the teams in one form or fashion:
Norris Lake Boat Center
Mike King and Jerry Fox and all benefit fishing tourney participants
Sugar Hollow Marina
Ridge Real Estate
Union Bank of Jellico
Randy Heatherly – Gray Insurance Agency
La Follette Mine Supply
Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck
Allen Heat & Air
Bethany Fritts – Ridge Realty
Sandy Terry – Jellico City Council
Norris Lake Baits
Brent Lester – 2nd district school board member
Katie’s Restaurant & Catering
NWTF – Tennessee
Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of NWTF
Service Loan & Tax
H & H Contractors
TRANE Heating and Air Southeast of Knoxville
Crystal Creekmore – 5th district school board member
Jerry Neal – Jellico City Council
Windham Drug of Jellico
Eddie’s Body Shop
Sheriff Robbie Goins
Buck’s Hardware – Jellico
Fast Lube of Jacksboro
Dixie Custom Rods
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/09/2021-6AM)