Muscular Dystrophy Association and Riverbank Products Team Up for the Frog Giggin’ Tournament Series Championship in Farmerville, LA


Muscular Dystrophy Association and Riverbank Products Team Up for the Frog Giggin’ Tournament Series Championship in Farmerville, LA

 

(El Dorado, AR) July 15, 2013 – The Frog Giggin’ Tournament Series by Riverbank Products is winding down its second year, but it’s not ending without a bang.  Riverbank Products has teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 2013 Frog Giggin Tournament Series Championship Tournament August 23rd and 24th in Farmerville, LA.

 

Riverbank Products created the Frog Giggin Tournament Series in 2012 as a way to get people outdoors together, while having good, competitive fun.  The company makes and sells a variety of sporting goods products and promotes the events in small towns across the south.

 

“Frog Giggin is near and dear to my heart because, like many kids in the south, I got my start in the outdoors frog giggin with my dad at a young age,” said Chris Porter – owner of Riverbank Products. “When I learned that there are over 400 families in the north Louisiana, South Arkansas region living with Muscular Dystrophy, I thought, what a great partnership this could be.  These kids need to be given the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a fun environment.  What better way to end the season than to get these kids and other competitors out doing something fun while raising money for such a worthy charity?”

 

Similar to a bass tournament, The Frog Giggin Tournament Series is a team event and is limited to 100 three-member teams.  Total bag limit per team is 10 frogs, and the teams with the biggest frogs and biggest bag weight will receive prizes. However, that’s where the bass tournament similarities end.  Unlike a traditional Bass Tournament, teams are not required to stay on one lake or body of water.  Teams may search for frogs within 60 miles of the weigh-in location.  The Frog Giggin Tournament Series by Riverbank Products also hosts a Kids Frog Race.  Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate.

 

“Times are hard all over,” says MDA Fundraising Coordinator Christina Griffin.  “We know that, and we are looking for fun, non-traditional ways to raise money, and awareness, for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  The families we serve depend on MDA to help provide clinic visits with our team of neurologists, take care of maintenance and repairs on their durable medical equipment, as well as fund research, support groups, and other programs and services.  The Frog Giggin’ Tournament is just interesting enough, and novel enough, that we felt it would be a unique way to raise some money, while having a fun, family-friendly weekend!”

 

The event will begin Friday, August 23, 2013, with Team Registration at 5:30pm at Lake D’Arbonne State Park off of Highway 2 in Farmerville.  Additional events on Saturday, August 24, 2013, will begin at 9:00AM and will include a pancake breakfast, games and activities for children, the Official Weigh-In, awards presentation, silent auction and fish fry lunch.  The games and activities for the children will be free, but MDA will be accepting donations for the pancake breakfast and fish fry lunch.

 

To register your team or for more information, log on to www.riverbankproducts.com, or call Chris Porter at 479-435-8774 or Christina Griffin at the MDA office at 318-388-3221.  You can also email cgriffin@mdausa.org for more information about the Muscular Dystrophy Association.