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Woman wins boat, motor and trailer from RBFF

The winner of the first 'Catch A Boat' sweepstakes on TakeMeFishing.org is Dawn Garlick of Plymouth, Ill., who was selected from more than 46,000 people from across the country to take home the grand prize.

Garlick will receive a new boat, motor and trailer valued at $24,000.

"I screamed and did a little dance," Garlick said in a statement. "I read the e-mail over and over because I thought it wasn't real. Once I realized it was real, I grabbed my husband and woke him up."

Garlick, an outdoors enthusiast who loves to garden and spend time with her children and grandchildren, found information about the contest online. She entered because she and her husband, who both enjoy fishing, have always wanted a boat of their own.

Sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Catch A Boat - billed as the Ultimate Online Fishing Tournament - ran for seven weeks and was designed to encourage boating and fishing participation. Launched at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week in June, the interactive online game let TakeMeFishing.org visitors virtually "fish" for a chance to win daily prizes and the grand prize boat, motor and trailer package.

"Catch A Boat helped introduce boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels to the great resources available on TakeMeFishing.org," RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. "We congratulate Mrs. Garlick on her big win and know that she will enjoy sharing time on the water with her family."

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