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Despino Tire Makes a Splash

This year’s Despino Tire “Fishing for a Cause” Tournament on Toledo Bend made it’s biggest splash yet!  While Clay and Brett Blaisdel took home the 1st place trophies and $20K with a total weight of 24.03 lbs, Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and CHRISTUS Shreveport Bossier Hospital, landed $20,000 in life saving children’s donations.

Randy and Julie Despino, owners of Despino Tire, and their loyal staff pulled off one of the largest fundraising fishing tournaments in their history.  Over 200 boats and close to 100 sponsors participated this year.  From monetary prizes for the top 30 finishing positions to large silent auction items to burgers on the grill, there was no lack of excitement.

While Despino’s Tire Service is normally in the business of tires, oil changes, brake repairs, wheel alignments, radiator replacement, cooling system flushes, and pressure tests, they also are one of the largest supporters of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals annually.  Along with some very generous sponsors, the tournament supports critical care services for the tiniest of lives locally in Louisiana.