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 (on the OBX): Meals on Wheels, the Food Pantry, Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, the Fessenden Center, Ladies Fire Auxillary (Hurricane Matthew), as well as individuals in need.
Report of our 32nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
What a fantastic tournament! We had slightly over 600 entrants this year - more than we've had since before 2008! The weather was very cooperative and the fish were biting big time. Fish were caught in every category again this year. The drum were particularly abundant this year. From the comments I picked up, and the Facebook posts, it seems like a good time was had by all. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, our entrants, and our club members who worked to put this on.
This year our 'Rod Raffle' had two custom built rods to offer, which was very popular. CCFW donated a rod created by Tim Minetree, Ryan White (Hatteras Jack’s) donated a beautiful rod, and Wes Seigler (Seigler Reels) donated a surf bait caster Seigler Reel.
After raffle expenses, the proceeds - $4,160, were split between two worthy Island-support groups organizations: Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men's Food Pantry, and the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. The club members also voted to donate an additional $1,500 from the Tournament proceeds to the Food Pantry, which has seen its treasury severely depleted this year. In total, $3,580 was donated to the Food Pantry.
There were many sponsors whose donations make it possible to have so many door prizes. The door prize giveaways are a big aspect to the tournament. Please visit our sponsor page and see who the folks are who make it possible. And, while visiting these merchants, talk up our tournament and let the folks know that’s why you support them. Also, when in the Richmond Metro area, keep our local sponsors in mind too.
- Steve 'Mickey' Kelliher, Co-ChairmanFacebook Page:
2018 dates: October 20 & 21, 2018 -- for 32 years, always the 3rd weekend in October. MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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