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Hey, I know I'm just a puppy, but I like to fish too!!!!

 PaPa James, Wendi, GranMaMa,

Phoenix & Madison

Wendi Receives her masters Degree

Wendi is our Director of Education 




We are honored to have Lewis and Tish Tucker as Bass-N-Buddies new Community Coordinators. They will be assisting us in fundraising and event planning.

Brandi, Kim, Wendi, Michelle


Bass-N-Buddies Educational Staff


Senator/Mayor Jo Anne Graves
visits our teachers and children

We are a group of educators and sportsmen who love our great out of doors and want to share it with everyone, epecially children with physical, mental, and social challenges. Our Board of Directors include:

James N. Gill, Executive Director       Barbara W. Gill, Sec./Trea.
Jerry Slone, Board Chairman              Bruce Plumlee, Naturalist
Wendi Slone, Director of Edu.             Michelle Gray, Ed. Cordinator
Brandy Beasley, Ed. Cordinator         Tommy & Karen Johns, Directors
April Wade, Counselor
Jerry Ray, Professional Fisherman     Linda Ray, Counselor
April Wade, Counselor                         Reese Hooge, Counselor/Guide
Donna Donnelly, Counselor              

The services we offer to our clients are free. Donations from our friends and supporters make this possible. Thank you all.

OUR WISH LIST:                                  
Fishing Equipment: rods, reels, line, tackle.

Pontoon boat for our children in wheel chairs with safety equipment
All donated boats can be totally written off your taxes. Tax deductible receipts will be given for all donations.                                                      
Safety Equipment                                 


 Cash donations for equipment, bait, rod and reels, permits, food and drinks.

Did you know you can sponsor a child for an entire year for only $200.00. This covers their food, tackle, gifts, class materials, and reservations. Won't you do your part in the lives of these very special children. Call today or mail in your tax deductible sponsorship.

Tommy and Karen Johns serve Bass-N-Buddies as our North  Tennessee Directors. Tommy and Karen love to fish and are working hard to develop our program. Their love for all children, and their fishing skills make them a valuable team. You too can be involved in this great outdoor adventure. Contact Tommy and Karen at 615-585-6559

Our Goals

Provide friendship to all our wonderful children, improve their outlook on life, advance their self esteem, expand their physical, mental, and emotional horizons, teach them about the world around them and their environment.
Promote our programs throughout Tennessee and the nation.