Jake Wilson was a husband, father and son; conducted a prison ministry; was a singer/songwriter of Christian music; was a pastor and children’s minister at New Frontier Cowboy Church at Wills Point and an avid fisherman when he passed away in Mexico on August 30, 2017. His memory is being celebrated this weekend on Lake Fork with the first annual Jake Wilson Memorial Amateur Open Bass Tournament at The Minnow Bucket Marina . His mother, Diane Wilson of Terrell, Texas, has organized this first annual event as a fundraiser for the Jake Wilson Memorial Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the children’s camp at Sky Ranch.
Cost to enter the tournament is $80 person or $160 per 2-person team. Registrations will be accepted on the morning of the tournament. Starting time is 6:30 am on Saturday August 25, 2018. There are ten cash prize categories with $6,000 overall payout. There will be a free Kid Fish event on the shore from 10 am til noon sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife. A free BBQ meal at the end of the tournament will wrap up the day. Tournament host is Applied Consultants Inc, Jake’s former employer, host marina is The Minnow Bucket, and numerous sponsors have assisted the effort. Proceeds from the 2018 tourney will go toward helping children in need to attend summer camp at Sky Ranch at Van, Texas. Call for tournament details at 972-567-5215.
According to Ms. Wilson, the Jake Wilson Memorial Foundation was formed in 2018 to honor his memory and to provide funds for children to attend Christian camps. Through the Foundation, annual tournaments will be organized and funded through entry fees, donations and sponsorships. These sporting events will serve as a way of giving and a celebration of Jake’s life and legacy. Find out more at jakecwilson.com.