Proceeds from the Mark Mullins Memorial Fishing Tournament go toward college scholarships to Northeast Community College. Mark received his automotive repair degree from NECC in 2000 and ran a successful business in Brunswick, 2M Auto.
Mark died in May 2010 after a sudden illness. He was survived by his wife, Alison, and two sons Collin and Carter of Royal, along with Mark's parents Jim and Gaye Mullins and brothers, Greg and Chad Mullins, and countless more family and friends.
Mark's friends and family began this fishing tournament in 2011to not only provide financial assistance for those seeking automotive education, but as a remembrance of Mark - everyone can enjoy a day of fishing in his honor.
Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman, often taking his son, Collin, fishing.
Those unable to attend but would still like to contribute to the scholarship fund are asked to contact tournament officials.
So tomorrow I'm takin’ me fishin’
Hang a sign on the door of my life
Tell the world that I’ve gone missin’
An’ I won’t be back for a while
I’m so tired of only wishin’
I could leave my troubles behind
I wanna be front porch rockin’
With a big sun droppin’ in a blue sky
Kick back an’ get high
On the livin’ part of life
-Eric Church, Liz Rose, Walt Wilkins