Sign Up for the Sunshine Foundation Fishing Tournament

Jun 19, 2019

Little Egg Harbor — The 22nd annual Sunshine Foundation Family Fun Day and Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 13, at the American Legion Post #493, 420 Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor. The captain’s meeting will be held on Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post #493.

Captains have the choice of fishing for fluke or bluefish or both. The team that weighs in the heaviest two fish in each category will be the winner, with additional prizes for the largest single fluke and bluefish. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers ($800, $400, $200) based on combined weight of the two heaviest fluke and bluefish.

The entry fee is only $60 per boat if paid by July 7, or $70 after. This includes a complete buffet for the captain and three crewmembers, and a T-shirt for the captain.

The one-day tournament will start at sunrise Saturday, July 13, with weigh-in starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. sharp at the American Legion post. The party will start at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday for those who finish fishing early or those who just want to enjoy the party.

In addition to the awards ceremony for the fishing contest, there will be lots of fun for everyone, as well as all the hot dogs, hamburgers and the best pulled-pork this side of Memphis you can eat, music and a great gift raffle. For those who don’t fish the tournament, the entry to the party is $15; children younger than 12 are free.

All funds raised from the tournament go to the Sunshine Foundation, which provides 79.6 percent in direct benefits to help fulfill the dreams and wishes of terminally ill, chronically ill, physically challenged and abused children. The Southern Ocean Chapter has sponsored a local child for many years. Everyone affiliated with this fishing tournament is an unpaid volunteer of the Southern Ocean Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation.

To learn more about the Sunshine Foundation, go to sunshinefoundation.org.

Applications can be found at many tackle shops and marinas including Great Bay Marina, Scott’s Bait & Tackle, Shore Wheels, West Creek Bait & Tackle, Cape Horn Marina, Capt. Mike’s Marina and Tuckerton Seaport.

For additional information, email fishthesunshine2@comcast.net or call Tom at 732-267-6451 or Frank at 908-380-8491. —P.J.

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