Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes.

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The Arkoma Basin Oilfield Fishing Tournament began some 50 plus years ago.  A handful of friends, who happened to all make a living from the oilfield  business, spent a few days away from work fishing.  Anytime a few men get together the competitive nature of the sportsman took over, thus the birth of  the ABOFT (Arkoma Basin Oilfield Fishing Tournament).

Through the years the tournament has grown in size, scope, and ability to give back.  The oilfield family works hard, plays hard and has a gigantic heart.

Over the past several years we have used the proceeds from the tournament to fund over $200,000 in special needs within the oilfield family and beyond.  We have granted over 25 wishes, for our national sponsor Make-A-Wish, for children with life threatening medical conditions, to college funds for children of co-workers and military that have passed away, to helping out those in need when they need help the most, the ABOFT has stepped up.

Be proud of our accomplishments as a team.  Do not dwell on the past, it is history.  The future of this event is in front of us and the sky is the limit.

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The Arkoma Basin Oilfield Fishing Tournament is a proud partner of The Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization dedicated to fulfilling wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Your donations will allow ABOFT to support Make-A-Wish in granting wishes for these children.

ABOFT is a 501C Corporation (EIN # 20-1951711) and all donations are tax deductible.
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Download the 2018 Registration Form

Download Campsite Agreement Form

Early registration for the 2018 ABO Tournament began on January 1, 2017.  The deadline for early registration was March 15, 2018.  Complete the form and return to Karen Carter by email, fax, or postal service.



c/o Karen Carter
B & M Oil Company, Inc.
1201 Geren Street Ft. Smith, AR 72908

Late registration entries will only be accepted at the tournament and are subject to the late registration fee per the Tournament Rules.

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