Skip to main content

Connecticut fishing tourney will raise funds to fight cancer

The inaugural Fishing Against Cancer Tournament is set to be held Sept. 15-16 at the Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, Conn.
fishing_cancer_flyer_0628

The inaugural Fishing Against Cancer Tournament is set to be held Sept. 15-16 at the Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, Conn.

Funds raised will go to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, formerly the Connecticut Sports Foundation, and almost $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in several categories.

One beneficiary of the tournament will be 3-year-old Joshua, who is battling leukemia. He is temporarily living with his mother, sister and brother in the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven because they are homeless.

Joshua was named the tournament “ambassador”.

“No family should face the overwhelming challenge of having a sick child and being homeless at the same time,” event founder and chairman John Ellis said in a statement. “With everyone’s support we can show this family they are not alone in their battle”.

There are three ways to take part: start a team of up to six people and raise $1,000 in pledges; support a participant by donating to one of the teams; or make a donation.

The tournament will award $3,000 for catching the longest striper and $1,000 for catching the longest bluefish.

Another $6,000 will go to winners in other categories such as the longest striper caught by someone under age 16, the top fundraiser and the top team fundraiser.

Old Saybrook first selectman Carl Fortuna, Old Lyme first selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder, and Westbrook first selectman Noel Bishop will act as judges for the tournament.

Sponsors for the event, to date, are The Day and 30 Mile Brewery.

Related

VOLVO-EARNINGS

Volvo Penta Reports Q4, FY22 Results

Net sales of $470 million for the quarter were a 33% increase compared to the prior year period.

Pulse-Report

DEALERS: Are You Improving the Service Experience?

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks this and other questions about your dealership. Take the survey here.

NMRA-SCHOLARSHIP

NMRA Sets Scholarship Deadline

Students pursuing education in the marine trades can apply for the National Marine Representatives Association awards until April 1.

MARINE-PRODUCTS

Marine Products Reports Record Q4

The builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats reported net sales were up 42% for the quarter and 28% for fiscal year 2022.

1_SHURHOLD

Shurhold Appoints COO

Forrest Ferrari has years of management, business development, IT and quality-assurance experience.

MOBILE-CATCH-CENTER

RBFF, Pure Fishing Partner for a First Catch Center

Pure Fishing will equip a mobile trailer with tackle and gear to bring fishing experiences to areas of South Carolina where participation is low.

Norm

An Oft-Overlooked Sales Opportunity

A recent report from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation showed that women comprise 37% of all anglers. If you haven’t tapped this segment, you’re missing out.

1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .