TowBoatUS Cape Coral Sponsors Fishing Tournament to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL
June 6, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TowBoatUS Cape Coral agrees to sponsor the 4th annual Offshore Rodeo and Reggae Party on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Fort Myers Beach. Proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida.
FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA (June 6, 2016) Saturday, June 11, 2016 marks the Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party which takes place at Bootleggers Waterfront BBQ and Salty Sam’s Marina located at 2200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Florida. TowBoatUS Cape Coral is sponsoring the event for the fourth consecutive year.
“I enjoy being a part of this fishing tournament not only because I like to fish but because I love how the Ronald McDonald House provides a temporary home for families of seriously ill children undergoing medical treatment,” said Richard Paul, co-owner TowBoatUS Cape Coral. “The fact that their mission keeps families together through these difficult times while providing compassion and support, reaffirms my faith in humanity. I’d support that any day of the week!”
The event is an annual fundraiser in which the Ronald McDonald House of SW Florida awarded $19,500 in prize money last year. This year cash prizes will be awarded including a $100,000 Mystery Fish Contest. Anglers will have a chance to reel in 10 different species: African Pompano, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper (Excluding Gag, Goliath and Warsaw), Hogfish, Kingfish, Snapper, Triple Tail, Tuna and Wahoo. Teams will depart at 6:00am and weigh in their catches (up to 4 fish) between 4:00 – 6:00pm. After dinner, music, and drinks, an awards ceremony will commence at 7:30pm. Silent and live auctions will be available during the festivities and a chance drawing of a “Tropical Caribbean Getaway” will be held at 8pm. The winner gets to choose from a trip to the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, or Aruba.
In addition, there will be a children’s fishing tournament and lunch with Ronald McDonald from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the first 80 kids registered. Each child will receive entry to the tournament, t-shirt, fishing rod, trophy, and lunch with Ronald McDonald all for a $25 donation. 12 and under only. The cost to enter the adult tournament is $250 per angler which includes a dinner guest.
“We wouldn’t sponsor this fundraiser year after year if we didn’t think it was a worthwhile event,” said Paul. “There’s not a single fisherman that I’ve met who’s had a bad time at this tournament. Even if there’s sea-sickness or a small catch, everyone knows their $250 ticket is going to positively impact a child’s life. I invite others to join the fun!” To register online visit www.rmhcswfl.org.
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