‘Fish­ing for the Dream’ tour­na­ment lures in funds

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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

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