From The Tribune staff reports
PELL CITY — The God Is Bigger Movement (GIBM) is looking for anglers for the 5th Annual God Is Bigger Movement Bass Fishing Tournament to be held on Saturday, September 17, at Lakeside Park/Sports Complex in Pell City.
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.
For the 2022 tournament, there will be $5,530 in prize money to be paid to the top 12, plus a “No Weigh-In Drawing” for a chance to win $100. The entry fee is $110 per boat, which includes $10 for Big Fish.
Pre-register up to the day before the tournament, and your boat number will be automatically entered for a chance to win a seven nights stay at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. The beach giveaway winner will be drawn on the day of the tournament, and you do not have to be present to win.
Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the sole purpose of continuing the spread of the God is Bigger Movement worldwide. Learn more at www.gibmovement.com.
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/. In addition, Bass Cash is made available by AmFirst. To determine AmFirst reward eligibility and register, go to https://www.amfirst.org/basscash.
Paid anglers will be provided breakfast, lunch, and one free draw prize ticket. Registered boat numbers will be entered for a chance to win one of two $250 Bass Pro gift cards. Draw prize tickets will be available for anglers and spectators for a $5.00 donation or five tickets for a $20.00 donation. Must be present at the time of drawing to win any draw prizes.
You can access a tournament registration form at the 2022 GIB Fishing Tournament Registration.
Over the past 11 years, with the proceeds from GIBM merchandise and fundraisers, over 700,000 grey silicone bracelets have been given out worldwide to missionaries, refuge centers, outreach programs, victims of human trafficking, flood, fire, and 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.”