From The Tribune staff reports
PELL CITY — The fourth annual God is Bigger Movement Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11th.
The God is Bigger Movement is a non-profit 501(C)3 independent organization that began in 2011 when the creator Rachel Shaneyfelt was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Shaneyfelt started making and giving away T-shirts as a reminder that God is Bigger. When the T-shirts became too costly, Rachel developed a challenge for her small group after ordering the first batch of 1,000 God Is Bigger bracelets, asking members to give them away to a complete stranger. Within one week, they had all been given away.
In August 2017, Rachel Shaneyfelt, the founder of the God is Bigger Movement passed away after a six-year battle with mesothelioma. It was Rachel’s wish that the God Is Bigger Movement continue. Her family and friends continue to spread the God is Bigger Movement in her honor to bring Glory to God. The tournament is one way they keep her vision going.
For the 2021 tournament, there will be $4,930 in prize money available to be paid for the top 12. There will also be a no weigh-in drawing for $100. The entry fee is $110 per boat, which includes $10 for Big Fish.
Participants who register before Labor Day will have their boat number entered for a chance to win a seven-night stay at Seascape Resort, in Miramar Beach, Florida.
Nitro, Triton and Ranger Bass Pro Shops Tournament Rewards are sponsored through Sylacauga Marine. To determine eligibility and register go to https://www.tournament-rewards.com/. Bass Cash is made available by AmFirst. To determine eligibility and register go to https://www.amfirst.org/basscash/
Paid anglers will be provided breakfast and lunch, and will be entered into two drawings. Boat numbers will be entered for a chance to win one of two $250 Bass Pro gift cards. The other drawing is for anglers and spectators for a chance to win lots of awesome draw prizes. Additional tickets are available for a $5.00 donation or 5 tickets for a $20.00 donation.
You can access a tournament registration form at https://www.gibmovement.com/copy-of-2020-fishing-tourney-flyer-
The tournament, at Lakeside Park/Sports Complex, in Pell City, benefits the God is Bigger Movement worldwide. Learn more at www.gibmovement.com.
Over the past 10 years, with the proceeds from GIBM merchandise and fundraisers, over 600,000 grey silicone bracelets have been given out worldwide to missionaries, refuge centers, outreach programs, victims of human trafficking, flood, fire & mass shootings, for those who are hurting or lost, or given to total strangers as a reminder that, “When life gets big, God is bigger.” The ministry is based on Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible”.