Tournament reels in $40,000 for Hospice of Palm Beach County
The ninth annual Horizons Fishing Tournament benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach County’s John J. Brogan Horizons Bereavement Center’s children’s programs was held recently with more than 165 boats competing for approximately $30,000 in cash and prizes in this year’s kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, snapper/grouper tournament.
“This year’s tournament raised over $40,000. We are so thankful to the more than 420 anglers who competed this year,” said Lauryn Barry, tournament chairman.
Committee members included: Leonard Bryant, Bob Gregory, Grant Gyland, Jessica Gyland, Steve Gyland, Willie McDow, Gary Nagle, Denise Nagle, Kim Valestin and Mark Wodlinger. Fish caught and donated during the tournament were given to Cod & Capers, a Palm Beach Gardens specialty seafood market, which then donated the more than $3,000 raised from the sale of the fish to Hospice of Palm Beach County.
The tournament was sponsored by the City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Marina, Cod & Capers Seafood Market, D.S. Eakins Construction Corporation, Grand Slam Castaways KDW Tournament and Offshore Connection, ESPN Radio 760 and WIRK.
For more information, call 561-494-6884.
Grand prize winner: Jovan Vazquez, left, Peter Mead and Matt Booth
Snapper winner: Frank Debrowski and Marcy Debrowski
Kingfish winner: David Kairalla, left, Matt Alligood, Mark Wodlinger and Kelly Whitaker