Fishing for Adoption

This weekend anglers will be competing in a Catfish Tournament with proceeds benifitting the Joe Jackson Legacy Child Fund. The Lake Wylie Pilot writes:

Most fishing tournaments are about bringing home the big fish and the big paycheck, and this one is, too. But the inaugural Boat Sales of Lake Wylie Catfish Tournament also is about bringing children to good homes.

“This is the first shot,” said Jeff Jackson, sales manager at Boat Sales of Lake Wylie. “A lot of the guys around the office like fishing, and we thought it’d be something fun to do and also it would be a way to involve the community.”

The event will be held, rain or shine, Nov. 7. Most of the money goes to the top anglers, but a portion will be donated to the Joe Wayne Jackson Legacy Child Fund, began shortly after the death of Jeff Jackson’s father in a plane crash five years ago last weekend. The fund was a passion of Jeff’s mother, and way of keeping his father’s name and memory alive, Jeff said. Run through the North Carolina-based ABBA Fund, Child Legacy Fund donations provide money for families looking to adopt children through “interest-free covenant loans to Christian couples who are called by God to expand their families through adoption.”

“The cost of adoption is the number one concern for families considering it,” said Jason Kovacs, director of ministry development with ABBA. “It’s a huge commitment.”

Read the whole article here.

For more information on LegacyChild and how you can establish a fund in memory of or in honor of a loved one visit our website here.