STUART â€”Â The Stuart Sailfish Club will host the 33rd Annual Saltwater Sisters Lady Angler Tournament on Sept. 14 and 15, at Pirateâ€™s Cove Marina.
â€śWeâ€™re really excited to host this tournament again this year,â€ť said Jason MacKenzie, co-chair of the tournament. â€śItâ€™s a really fun event and it raises a lot of money for those in our community who are fighting breast cancer and are uninsured or underinsured. It also helps pay for mammography screening for those uninsured individuals.
“Between the Captainâ€™s Party, the Fishing Tournament, and the amazing Awards Dinner and auction,” he said, “thereâ€™s something for everyone at this event. We hope the pubic, whether fishing or not, will come out and support the cause.â€ť
Friday evening, the night before the Tournament, will be a captainâ€™s party with heavy hors dâ€™oeuvres, entertainment, silent auctions, and a costume contest with an â€śAnimationâ€ť theme.
The tournament itself will begin Saturday morning with a shotgun start at 7Â a.m. at the Red Inlet Sea Buoy.
Eligible fish in the tournament are sailfish, dolphin, kingfish, wahoo, grouper and snapper.
Beginning at 6Â p.m., Saturday, will be an awards dinner, a live and silent auction, music and dancing at Pirateâ€™s Cove Resort and Marina.
Rooms are offered at a discount for those participating in the tournament.
Cost to fish the tournament this year is $275 per boat and includes 4 anglers and 4 dinner tickets per night.
Additional anglers can fish for $100 each.
Famed marine artist Carey Chen will once again be the honorary chair of the event.
Co-chair Amy MacKenzie said theyâ€™ll continue to offer a place on a charter boat to anyone who wants to fish but doesnâ€™t have a boat.
â€śNo boat? No problem!,” she said. “Weâ€™ve contracted with Safari 1 deep sea fishing charter boat. Teams and individuals can sign up in advance and this includes rod, reel, bait and tackle. Weâ€™re really excited to open this tournament up to more people.â€ť
Cost to register for the Safari 1 is $100 per angler and includes dinner for each night. Fish caught onboard the Safari 1 will be eligible for the heaviest fish award.
The committee is also holding a raffle of a street legal ready golf cart valued at $7,900. Tickets for the golf cart raffle are $20 each or 6 for $100. For the fourth year in a row, part of the proceeds from this yearâ€™s tournament will benefit local 501 Â© 3 charities.
This year’s chosen charities are Friends in Pink, a local organization that provides financial assistance for those on the Treasure Coast battling breast cancer; and Windsor Community Angels, an organization that pays for free mammograms for Treasure Coast residents.
For more information about, or to register for the Tournament, including fishing on Safari 1, go to www.SaltwaterSisters.com or â€śLikeâ€ť them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SWSfish to keep up with the latest tournament news.
To sponsor or donate, call 772-286-9373 or email Sailfish@StuartSailfishClub.com. The Stuart Sailfish Club,Â 4307 SE Bayview St.,Â Stuart, is a 501Â©3 organization.
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