Bass Eye Celebrity Challenge Casts Off!

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

July 7, 2011 Updated Jul 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW / RELEASE ) The Bass Eye Celebrity Challenge Fishing event kicks off Thursday night, with the fishing tournament setting sail Friday morning, July 8th.

Organizers of the event visited Channel 7's AM/BUFFALO Thursday with details of the event, and how it helps the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The 10th annual BassEye Dinner & Auction will be held Thursday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Rich’s Renaissance Atrium.

The 10th anniversary of the Greater Niagara BassEye Celebrity Challenge Fishing Tournament will be celebrated as we help to blow CF away! The event features gourmet grub, great beer, courtesy of Labatt and a series of exciting auction items.

A catch-and-release fishing tournament will be held on Friday, July 8 at 6 a.m., with more than 40 boats and 200 anglers fishing for bass and walleye alongside professional fishing guides at the NFTA Boat Harbor.

This tournament is part of the Redbone Tournament Series, founded in Florida in 1988, which has raised more than $5 million to fund cystic fibrosis research and medical programs.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (716) 204-2535. For more information about the event, visit:, or to make a $10 donation to the CF Foundation simply text BASSEYE to 27138.


Bob Rich, Jr. and Mindy Rich, Co-Chairs
Kelly Kopra, Executive Director, WNY Chapter Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Kick-off Event Tournament

Rich’s Renaissance Atrium NFTA Boat Harbor

One Robert Rich Way 111 Fuhrman Blvd.

Buffalo, NY 14213 Buffalo, NY 14203

When: Kick-off Event

Thursday, July 7, 6:00 p.m.

BassEye Dinner & Auction

Greater Niagara BassEye Celebrity Challenge Fishing Tournament

Friday, July 8

6:00 a.m. – Breakfast

6:30 a.m. – Launch

7:00 a.m. – Line-in