Tour­na­ment reels in $40,000 for Hospice of Palm Beach County

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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

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