“Every year I organize the tournament to raise money for Hope Hospice in order give back what they did for my family,” said Amy Andrew, tournament coordinator. “Hope Hospice is a wonderful organization and I am truly honored to raise the donations that will benefit so many families.”
The eighth annual Fillet and Release Tournament that benefits Hope Hospice will have a special appearance by the Jagerette’s on Sept. 15. The event will have a cash pay out of $7,050 based on a 30 boat entry. Tournament team members as well as everyone that gives a donation to Hope Hospice at the event will have an opportunity to meet and have photos with the Jagerettes. A Captain’s meeting will be held at Bahama Breeze at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and the weigh in will be at Matanzas Inn on Fort Myers Beach on the 15th.
The Fillet and Release Tournament has been consistent with entry growth as well as donations since its first year in 2005. What began with 10 boats in 2005, turned public in 2007, and that year had 24 team entries with $1000 going to Hope Hospice. This past year the event had grown to 48 team entries and $10,360 in donations to Hope Hospice. Angler’s cash prizes have also grown from $5,000 in 2009 to $7,200 in 2011 for 1st place.
Prize donations are still being collected and detailed tournament location, rules and entry forms can be found at their website, www.filletandrelease4hospice.com.
For more information and to donate prizes contact: Amy Andrew, 239-940-4473, Email amyandrew7 at gmail.com