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.
Chairman's Report on the
28th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
The 2013 Tournament concluded Sunday, October 20, 2013 and it was an unbelievable success, despite lots of worries over the Government shutdown. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the weekend with Capital City members and the wonderful people of the Outer Banks. And thanks to the many merchants, friends, and business who contributed to its success.
The turnout was improved over 2012, the weather was beautiful, beaches were opened for us, and fish were caught in all categories. The merchants I spoke with all reported a busy weekend -- much needed after the government shutdown. What else could one want? How about a proposal? Yes, a woman reported she received a marriage proposal while enjoying her first tournament with us! What a memorable first tournament. Best Wishes to the happy couple.
I'd like to thank the Park Service for sending Ranger Mark down to our kickoff meeting on Saturday. Mark explained the beach openings and closings to the crowd of anxious anglers. The closings were a bit complicated, but he brought handouts listing them for us to distribute to the anglers. It was great, indeed, to get out on the beach again.
I'd also like to extend my gratitude to all of my fellow club members for their dedication to this effort, their time to solicit and collect the many door prizes, and their tremendous cooperation in making this seem like the smoothest tournament we've conducted. I heard many comments from participants echoing that sentiment.
We plan to do it all over again next year, barring any government interference, the third weekend in October (18 & 19). So make your plans now and book your lodging, vacation dates, and inform your friends and family members. And, as always, please remember to support the many businesses that make our exciting door prize giveaways possible. They truly appreciate your business!
Steve "Mickey" Kelliher, Chairman
Links to pictures from the tournaments...
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