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CMN Buddy Bass Tournament Reels in $5,500

A day on the lake helped credit unions raise more than five thousand dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).  Credit unions from across the state sponsored and participated in the 17th Annual CMN Buddy Bass Tournament.  The event took place on March 9 at Robin’s Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.  

Fifty-eight boats filled with fishing enthusiasts headed out at 6:45 a.m., including 15 boats with credit union staff, volunteers and members.  Bob Richardson and Bob Wilson were the winning boat, bringing in six fish totaling 24.95 pounds.  The Big Bass winner was Kenny Rauth, with a 6.95 pound catch.

“It’s hard to believe this is the seventeenth year for this event,” said Tim Loveless, Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) field representative and event organizer.  “It’s great to know that by working together, credit unions are able to help children’s hospitals and countless children get the care they need in Missouri.”

The total amount raised was $5,500. 

Sponsoring credit unions included:

1st Financial Federal Credit Union
Alliance Credit Union
Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union
Arsenal Credit Union
BluCurrent Credit Union
Central Missouri Community Credit Union
Century Credit Union
City Credit Union
Columbia Credit Union
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Conservation Employees’ Credit Union
Edison Credit Union
First Community Credit Union
First Missouri Credit Union
Mid Missouri Credit Union
Neighbors Credit Union
Poplar Bluff Federal Credit Union
River Region Credit Union
Show Me Credit Union
St. Louis Community Credit Union
United Consumers Credit Union
United Labor Credit Union
United Credit Union
West Community Credit Union
Missouri Credit Union Association

Photos:  2) Boaters head out onto the lake for the start of the 17th Annual CMN Buddy Bass Tournament
2)  Participants show off their catch.