As many of you know, IBN president and friend Ralph Sweat has recently undergone major surgery to remove a brain tumor. He is resting at home comfortably, but has a long road of treatment, rehab and chemotherapy ahead of him, and the family could use your support. The IBN will be hosting a benefit tournament on October 27th out of Big Basin Marina on the Des Plaines River. The pre-meeting will be at 5:30, launch will be at 6:30. Entry fee will be $100 per boat plus $20 per boat for big bass pot. We will host a 50/50 split the pot and raffle at the weigh ins. We look forward to seeing you there, and we thank you for supporting Ralph during this challenging time.

The family will also be hosting a benefit event on October 12th at the Plainfield American Legion hall. Cost is $20 per person. Information can be found here:…/SweatBenefit-R1-LOW.pdf