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Miami International Boat Show sponsoring South Florida fishing tournament

The Monica Burguera Foundation said the Progressive Miami International Boat Show will sponsor its sixth annual Fishing and Spearfishing for Boating Safety Tournament Aug. 8 at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

The tournament draws more than 100 anglers, and all funds raised will go toward free monthly boating safety classes that are held in partnership with the Coast Guard as part of the foundation’s mission to spread awareness of watercraft safety and boating education, according to a statement.

As silver sponsor of the fishing tournament, Miami boat show organizers will be onsite during the Captains Reception on Aug. 6 and during the fishing tournament on Aug. 8 to support the foundation and the show’s shared mission to spread awareness of boating safety and education.

The boat show will provide boating safety courses through its Discover Boating hands- on skills training courses and other programs during the annual event Feb. 11-15 at its new home, Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.

Registration per boat for the fishing tournament is $500 (plus $50 for extra anglers on a boat). The registration fee includes: Captains Reception; boat goodie bag; tournament T-shirt; a day of fun for family and friends; a post-tournament cocktail party; and an award ceremony.

The fee is $35 for adults and $25 for children who don’t wish to fish, but would like to support and attend the tournament. Registration is available at www.mbfBoatingSafety.org.

Gold anchor sponsors include Rickenbacker Marina; Estrella Insurance; Gincho Production; SeaHunter; and Joe L. Fernandez.

Silver anchor sponsors are: ACR Electronics and the Miami boat show. Roma is a bronze anchor sponsor, and anchor sponsors include B&B Manufacturing Corp.; Star Casualty; and Star Brite.

Media and marketing sponsors include Imagen and Planeta Media.

Beverage sponsors are Anchor Distilling Co.; Islamorada Beer Co.; Copa Di Vino; Marley Beverage; and Sparkling Ice.

Burgee sponsors include the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center; Coast Guard Auxiliary; Sea Tow; Sailboards Miami; BOATPIX; Key Biscayne Yacht Club; and Mercy Hospital.

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