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Constellation's 'Fishing for a Cure' to Benefit Advocate Children's Hospital

Event has raised more than $700,000 for charity since 2002

BRACEVILLE, ILL. (March 23, 2022) – Calling all anglers. Here’s your chance to hook some prize money and help a great charity at the same time. It’s the 21st annual ‘Fishing for a Cure’ tournament hosted by Constellation’s Braidwood Generating Station. The tournament will be held Saturday, April 30 at Braidwood Lake in Braceville, Ill. 

Competing anglers can drop a line for some whoppers, not to mention $10,000 in cash prizes offered by Braidwood Station. Here’s the breakdown: first place gets $4,000; second place $2,500; third place $1,000; fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers reel in $500; and seventh through 10th win $250. All prize money is guaranteed.first place gets $4,000; second place $2,500; third place $1,000; fourth, fifth and sixth place finishers reel in $500; and seventh through 10th win $250. All prize money is guaranteed.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit Advocate Children’s Hospital. A child’s stay at the hospital can be scary, unpredictable, and stressful. With the proceeds from this year’s event, Advocate Children’s will be launching a virtual reality program using KindVR. KindVR creates customized virtual reality support and distraction for various procedures, coping with hospitalization, and pain management.

“We truly appreciate being chosen as this year’s ‘Fishing for a Cure’ beneficiary,” said Advocate Children’s Hospital Vice President of Development Doug Hutchings. “With the proceeds from the event, our Child Life, Creative Arts Therapies, and Education department will be able to launch the KindVR program. This will have a great impact on our patients and their families.”

Even though the pandemic prevented the event from taking place in 2021, ‘Fishing for a Cure’ volunteers were still able to raise funds, netting $32,000 for the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Braidwood Community Care Center. Since 2002, the tournament has raised more than $700,000, which has gone to a variety of charities and non-profits.

“Fishing for a Cure is our facility’s signature event, one that demonstrates our commitment to the community and helping those in need,” said Braidwood Station Acting Site Vice President Greg Gugle. “We are excited to be hosting this fun-filled event once again and look forward to raising money for this significant cause.”

The tournament will start from Braidwood Lake’s Kankakee Road (South) Ramp. The entry fee is $150 per team with all proceeds, including 100 percent of all tournament entry fees, going to Advocate Children’s Hospital. Rules, entry forms, fact sheets and sponsorship opportunities are available on Constellation’s website



About Constellation

A Fortune 200 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy Corporation (Nasdaq: CEG) is the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy and a leading supplier of energy products and services to businesses, homes, community aggregations and public sector customers across the continental United States, including three fourths of Fortune 100 companies. With annual output that is nearly 90% carbon-free, our hydro, wind and solar facilities paired with the nation’s largest nuclear fleet have the generating capacity to power the equivalent of 16 million homes, providing about 10% of the nation’s clean energy. We are further accelerating the nation’s transition to a carbon-free future by helping our customers reach their sustainability goals, setting our own ambitious goal of achieving 100% carbon-free generation by 2040, and by investing in promising emerging technologies to eliminate carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy. Follow Constellation on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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