Fri, 12/03/2021 - 8:17am

Jack West '25 Raises Money for Cancer Survivors in U.S. Fishing Tournament

Jack West '25.

Jack West ‘25 jumped at the opportunity to fish against some of the country’s best young anglers.

To do it for a good cause was even better.

Jack was invited to the U.S. Youth National Fly-Fishing Championship held Nov. 19-21 on the South Toe River near Burnsville, N.C.

Along with trying to catch the most and largest fish, fishermen raised money weeks ahead of time to benefit Casting for Hope, a charity which benefits women with gynecological cancers in western North Carolina. More than $27,000 in donations were collected and Jack raised the third-most individually. The Christ School freshman’s hometown is Asheville.