‘Fishing for the Dream’ tournament lures in funds
Deliver the Dream will host its second annual “Fishing for the Dream” family fishing tournament June 1-2 at The Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club located in Lighthouse Point.
This year’s tournament sponsors include: Citrix Systems Inc.; Citynational Bank; Lighthouse Point Saltwater Sportsman Association; Stiles Corporation; Sky Bahamas; and The Chappell Group. Proceeds from the tournament will go to Deliver the Dream’s Family Retreat Program that helps families who have a child or a parent living with an illness and other life changing medical issues.
“Participants in last year’s fishing tournament enjoyed an action-packed weekend of festivities, and we raised more than $20,000 that directly funded our Family Retreat Program,” said Executive Director, Paulwithrow.
The tournament will kick off June 1with a Captain’s Party and silent auction from 6-8 p.m. at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club. Lines go in on June 2 at 7 a.m. as anglers fish for dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, cobia and tuna. Prizes include: first, second and third place ($2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively); top male angler; top lady angler; and top pee wee angler.
Dockside, participants and their families will enjoy a post-tournament barbecue at the Yacht Club from 2-5 p.m., a Kid’s Casting Tournament, awards ceremony and the conclusion of the silent auction. The Casting Tournament, hosted by Chaos Rods, will feature three courses and cast types for four age groups up to 12 years old. The winner in each category will receive a Chaos Rod and will get to customize it alongside a Chaos craftsman. Second and third place winners in each category will receive Chaos gift certificates.
Tournament entry is $550 and includes four anglers, four tickets to the Captain’s Party and eight tickets to the barbecue. Additional anglers are $150 and include a ticket for the Captain’s Party and barbecue. To register, visit www.deliverthedream.org/getinvolved/fishing-tournament or call 954-564-3512.
Deliver the Dream is a respite and retreat program that serves families facing serious illness or crisis by helping them to enhance coping skills, reduce stress and cultivate relationships. For information, visit www.deliverthedream.org.
Lisa Thornhill, left, and Rick Moore
Andrea Olmos, top; Julio Olmos, 5; and Alexis Olmos, 3
Christie Galeano, left, and Paul Withrow
Maurice Jemison, left, and Ken Stiles
Sanna Vaarna, left, and Sofia Vaarna, 5