Tensas Parish Frog Giggin’ Tournament Benefits Bank Robbery Victims

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Chris Porter, Riverbank Products

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Tensas Parish Frog Giggin’ Tournament Benefits Bank Robbery Victims


Aug 14, 2013 (St Joe, LA) —The Tensas Parish Ag arena on hwy 65 just north of St Joe, LA will be the site of the Frog Giggin’ Tournament Series last regular season stop on Aug 16th-17th  before the championship Aug 23-24th in Farmerville, LA. Money raised from the event will be given to the families affected by Tuesday’s attempted bank robbery.


“This is our second year of doing these tournaments and we’ve had a lot of fun with it.    We’ve been working on putting this tournament together for a couple of months now and we were really excited about the event.  But when we heard the news about the Tensas Bank Robbery and murder, it just broke our hearts”, said tournament director Chris Porter.  “Tensas State Bank was the first sponsor to sign on and I had the chance to meet some people there at the St Joe bank a couple weeks ago.  Little did I know, I wouldn’t get to see some of them at the tournament.”


On Aug 13th at around noon, a lone gunman walked into the Tensas State Bank and took three hostages.  After hours of negotiations, one hostage was released.  Later the deranged man shot the two remaining in hostages before police were able to stop him killing one and critically injuring the other.


The show must go on and several teams have already registered for the tournament.  “On hearing the news early Wednesday, we felt like we needed to do something.  Normally tournament participants compete for prize money generated from the registration fees.  However, in this case we have decided to modify our rules to some degree.  The prize money that would normally go to the winning teams will instead be donated to the families of the victims.” Chris Porter said.


Unlike many bass tournaments, this is a team event and is limited to 100 three-member teams.  Teams must work together to find ten of the biggest bullfrogs they can find.  The biggest frog and biggest bag weight will receive payouts.   Kids are encouraged to participate in this family friendly event.  Following the weigh-in Saturday morning, kids of all ages have their chance to compete in a frog race for additional prizes.


Entry fee is $60 per team.  To register visit www.riverbankproducts.com/froggiggin. For additional info, contact riverbankproducts@gmail.com or contact one of our sponsors: Goldman Equipment, Tensas Parish Police Jury, Cross Key’s Bank, Tensas State Bank, Tensas Co-op Gin, Newleton Elevator Co.