University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
May 22, 2008
Contact: Leigh Patton, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6211
            

Jaycees Donate Fishing Rodeo Proceeds

Brian Johnson (left) president of the Mobile Jaycees, presents a $27,000 check from the proceeds of the 2007 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo  to Dr. Bob Shipp, chair of the USA department of marine sciences.
 

Brian Johnson (left) president of the Mobile Jaycees, presents a $27,000 check from the proceeds of the 2007 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo to Dr. Bob Shipp, chair of the USA department of marine sciences. The Jaycees have donated more than $150,000 to the department, which provides on-site research at the annual angler's event. The fishing rodeo is one of the world's largest, and it is the only one that combines research with hooking prize catches.


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