Big Trout Bonanza Tournament to feature Wounded Warrior - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Big Trout Bonanza Tournament to feature Wounded Warrior

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -

The Big Trout Bonanza Tournament this weekend will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. One young soldier, who was helped by the WWP and who lost his left leg while serving in Afghanistan, is set to attend.

Cpl. Justin Mouser stepped on a landmine in 2010 while on patrol in Afghanistan. The explosion cost him his leg, but Mouser isn't dwelling on his loss. Instead, he is grateful for those who served and paid the ultimate price.

"When people want to thank someone, that's fine, but you really need to remember the people that didn't make it back," Mouser said. "The ones who sacrificed everything. Ultimately, it's their cost and (that's) why I'm still sitting here, and that's why you're here."

Mouser will be in Lake Charles on Saturday participating in the Big Trout Bonanza Tournament from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Calcasieu Point Landing, located at 3955 Henry Pugh Road in Lake Charles.

The event is open to the public. Registration is $150 through Thursday and $165 on Friday and Saturday. Participants ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must pay a $10 fee to enter the tournament. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the WWP.

For more information, email BigTroutBonanza@gmail.com or call 337-244-0637.

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