This year’s Fish For a Cure charity fishing tournament takes places November 2, 2019 and for the third year in a row, Team FishTalk/PropTalk is thrilled to be a part of it, because with this tournament, there’s more than one way to win. Our team consists of FishTalk editor Lenny Rudow, PropTalk editor Kaylie Jasinski, production manager Zach Ditmars, sales rep Eric Richardson, and marketing coordinator Lauren Mahoney.
Fish For a Cure began in 2007, and since 2010, has raised and donated more than two million dollars to cancer survivorship programs at the Geaton and JoAnn Decesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). These programs include nurse navigation, nutrition counseling, psychosocial wellbeing, and oncology rehabilitation services.
Last year alone, 80 boats around the Chesapeake collectively raised more than $500,000. Our team was thrilled to break our fundraising goal of $10,000 in 2018, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of family, friends, and readers like you. Here’s how you can help the cause this year:
1. Enter the Fishing Tournament
Registration is $500 per boat which includes the captain and up to three anglers. Additional anglers can be added at $150 per person. The entry fee includes admittance for these four crew members to the Captain’s Meeting October 30 and the Shore Party on the night of November 2. All teams are expected to raise at least $1500.
There is also a kayak division, where a four-man kayak team may register as one boat, and will be required to abide by the same rules as any individual-registered boat.
When registering for the tournament, be sure to designate your preferred marina for the annual Marina Challenge. The challenge runs through October 25, and the marina with the most registrants will be announced and celebrated at the Shore Party.
2. Come to the Shore Party
You don’t have to fish the tournament to come to an awesome party, but if you are fishing, then your team of four automatically gains entry! The Shore Party takes place November 2 at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. There will be food and beverages, music, a lively dance floor, fundraising auctions, and the winners of the Captain’s Challenge and the Marina Challenge will be announced.
3. Donate to a Boat
All money raised benefits the same great cause, but bragging rights are reserved for the team that wins the Captain’s Challenge by raising the most money. You can make a donation under our boat by visiting the Fish for a Cure standings page and clicking to Team FishTalk/PropTalk.