The much-anticipated event raised $400.

Access II Independent Living Center netted over $400 during their Fall Fishing Tournament Sunday, Sept. 8 at Indian Creek Lake. The stormy morning did not keep local anglers away. 14 teams came out to raise money for Access II, a non-profit agency who provides a variety of services to people with disabilities and the elderly in Northwest Missouri.

Winners from the tournament include: First Place Bass: Gary St.Clair/Robert Cope- 11.38 lbs;

Second Place Bass- Matt Holder/Glenn Palmer- 10.99 lbs; Third Place Bass- Kevin McCollough/Kamren McCullough- 10.68 lbs; and "Big Bass" Winner- Matt Holder/Glenn Palmer- 3.44 lbs.

First place and “Big Bass” winners received cash prizes and additional winners received donated items from community businesses and organizations.

“We appreciate everyone who comes out to support these tournaments,” said Jessica Adkins, Access II marketing and development director. “The equipment and programs we are able to help fund truly make an impact in the day-to-day lives of our neighbors with disabilities. We cannot thank our return anglers enough.”

Access II holds two fishing tournaments a year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, proceeds from the tournaments support individual programs Access II offers such as free durable medical equipment, accessible transportation, and in the past, and even accessible playground equipment for local schools.

Jessica Adkins is the marketing and development director for Access II.