It's that time of the year again! Get ready the 25th annual Big Bass Classic benefiting Opportunities Inc., set for May 8-9 at Wright Patman and Millwood Lakes.This is your chance to fish for yourself and for a great charity, Opportunities Inc., helping children and adults with special needs. This year, first prize for the biggest bass receives a Championship ring from Crocker's Jewelers and your choice of $10,000 or a Tracker Pro Team 170 Bass Boat sponsored by Bradford Marine and ATV (special eligibility requirements apply). Early bird entry fee is just $70 per person.

In addition, join them on Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center for the Big Bass Blast Registration Party and auction. Then, on Saturday, May 9, little anglers can fish free in the kids derby at Bobby Ferguson Park. For more information and prize eligibility, please call 903-791-2270 or visit their website and Facebook page.

You can also stop by Bradford Marine for registration forms. IMPORTANT: To be eligible to win the boat package prize, visit any Bradford Marine location to pick up a SPECIAL ORANGE REGISTRATION FORM. Online registration is still available, but an orange Bradford entry form must be submitted prior to the tournament for eligibility to win the boat. You may submit the form to Opportunities or Baits-N-Blades, or bring it to the Big Bass Blast Friday, May 9th.

Opportunities, Inc. provides many Children’s Services including the following:

  • Early Identification Screening
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Infant Development
  • Family Support
  • Feeding/Eating Skills
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preschool Activities
  • Transportation
  • Case Management
  • Nutritious Meals

The Adult Development program at the Adult Services Center at Opportunities, Inc. provides daily specialized services for adults who have developmental disabilities. Consumers are trained in the skills of daily living while increasing their independence and self-sufficiency. Service areas for Texas includes Bowie County. In Arkansas we serve Miller and Little River Counties.

We will see you at the 25th Annual Big Bass Classic May 8-9 at the Four States Fairgrounds and make sure you tune into Kicker 102.5 on May 9 for hourly Big Bass reports live on the air.