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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

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About Constellation

Constellation is the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy and the leading competitive retail supplier of power and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the United States. Headquartered in Baltimore, its generation fleet powers more than 20 million homes and businesses and is helping to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy with more than 32,400 megawatts of capacity and annual output that is 90 percent carbon-free. Constellation has set a goal to eliminate 100 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by leveraging innovative technology and enhancing its diverse mix of hydro, wind and solar resources paired with the nation’s largest carbon-free nuclear fleet. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.

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