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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.
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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.

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