BassEye Celebrity Challenge Raising Money for a Cause

July 9, 2010 Updated Jul 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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July 9, 2010 Updated Jul 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- A few hundred anglers and local celebrities are teaming up to reel in some fish and hopefully some cash to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The catch and release tournament launched from the NFTA Small Boat Harbor just south of Buffalo early Friday morning.

Recent efforts have raised the life expectancy about seven years for those afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis.

The fishing wraps-up around 2:00 p.m. Friday, followed by an awards ceremony.