CCFW holds its annual fundraiser - a saltwater fishing tournament - the 3rd weekend in October on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The proceeds go to support our club’s many charitable donations and activities. Each year, Cape Hatteras charitable needs are identified by community leaders to receive a significant portion of tournament proceeds. In the past, included among CCFW tournament proceed recipients have been the local Meals on Wheels, the Food Bank, the Fessenden Center, as well as individuals in need.
WOW! What a great Tournament. The turnout was great - better than the previous 5 years. The weather was great - sunny with light winds and temps in the 70- 80's. Fishing was great - fish in every category, although we had no second place fish in the Croaker category and the first place fish weighed only 3.6 oz. Did you toss back a winner? The door prizes were great - many winners went away happy. Thanks in large part to the many merchants, businesses, clubs, individuals, and CCFW who donated goods, cash, and services to make this part of the tournament such a big event. The 'Charity Raffle' was great - we took in $3,450, a record amount! We presented a check in that amount to representatives of the Hatteras Island Cancer Fund on the Monday after the Tournament.
30th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
Ryan White, of Hatteras Jack in Rodanthe, NC made and donated the beautiful Century rod that we raffled on Saturday and Sunday. Truth Fishing Reels stepped up and offered to add an awesome Truth fishing reel to the rod. CCFW added the braided line to the reel to finish it out. These two companies surpassed our expectations about a donation for our charity raffle. And, it really showed in the record proceeds taken in to support the Hatteras Island Cancer Fund. A huge THANKS go out to Hatteras Jack and Truth Fishing Reels.
The club determined donations will be made to: The Fessenden Center, Hatteras Village Medical Center, Hatteras Island Meals (Meals on Wheels), and Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men (Food Bank). Total donations made from the 2015 Tournament -- $6,000. That is great. CCFW is pleased to be able to help Hatteras Island charities. *The club also voted an additional $1,200 in donations to charities in and around the Richmond Metropolitan Area. Thanks to all who participated in the 30th Annual Tournament. It was a great success.
See you next year?
Steve 'Mickey' Kelliher, Chairman
Links to pictures from the tournaments...
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