Registration begins for Buffalo Hospital Foundation fishing tourney

Anglers are invited to sign up now to compete in Buffalo Hospital Foundation’s second annual fishing tournament, Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Buffalo Lake. The fishing tournament will raise funds to support Project Lifesaver and Heart Safe Communities, two initiatives designed to save lives in Wright County.

 Buffalo Hospital Foundation will use funds raised from the fishing tournament to help launch Project Lifesaver in Wright County. Project Lifesaver uses state-of-the-art technology to track lost children and adults dealing with Autism, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Participants wear a wrist band with a radio transmitter. If that person goes missing, emergency agencies use a mobile tracking system to locate them. The average recovery time is less than 30 minutes. When Keith Kennedy, an adult with Autism, walked away from a Wisconsin camp this past June, it took hundreds of searchers a week to find him. Currently, five Minnesota counties and the city of New Brighton, use Project Lifesaver.

More information appears in this week’s issue of the Messenger or subscribe to the on-line E-dition of the paper.