The 25th annual Big Bass Classic is this Saturday benefiting Opportunities Inc. at Wright Patman and Millwood lakes. Also, don't miss the fun at the Big Bass Blast Expo and Auction happening this Friday night.Fun events are planned for Friday, May 8, and Saturday May 9, to help raise money for Opportunities Inc., and to help educate the community with the many different services that Opportunities offers for both children and adults with special needs. This is your chance to fish for yourself and for a great charity.

There are many great prizes to be won with first place getting a special championship ring from Crocker's Jewelers and your choice of $10,000 cash or an awesome bass boat from Bradford Marine and ATV. Early bird entry fee is just $70 per person.

There is a registration party with a silent auction of over 100 items on Friday night, May 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center. Little anglers can fish for free in the kids derby at Bobby Ferguson Park on Saturday. For more information and prize eligibility, please call 903-791-2270 or visit their website and Facebook page.

You can also stop by Bradford Marine for registration forms. Online registration is still available, but a special orange Bradford entry form must be submitted prior to the tournament to be eligible to win the boat. The form can be dropped off at Opportunities, Inc. or Baits-N-Blades, or simply bring it to the Big Bass Blast on Friday, May 9.

Opportunities, Inc. provides many children’s services: Early identification screening, assessment and evaluation, infant development, family support, feeding and eating skills, speech and language therapy, special instruction, occupational therapy, physical therapy, preschool activities and many other services.

The Adult Development program at the Adult Services Center at Opportunities, Inc. provides daily specialized services for adults who have developmental disabilities. They are trained in the skills of daily living while increasing their independence and self-sufficiency. For more information visit Opportunities Inc. online or follow them on Facebook.