INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Anglers from all over the Treasure Coast will compete for the top prize of $5,000 for the biggest dolphin weighed in at the 34th Annual Exchange Club Blue Water Open Dolphin Mania Charity Fishing Tournament. The dolphin-only tournament will be held the weekend of May 22 out of the Fort Pierce City Marina. A total of $10,000 in prizes will be awarded by the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation, the tournament sponsor. In addition to the first prize of $5,000, the next two top anglers will win the $2,000 second prize and the $1,000 third prize. The next ten “Lucky Losers” will receive $200 each. All entrants will have the opportunity to compete for Mahi Moolah and other prizes.
The entry fee for this year’s Dolphin Mania is $250 ($200 if postmarked by May 10.) All the proceeds – 100% – of this popular tournament benefit projects for the prevention of child abuse in the local community. John Binkley chairs the tournament committee.
Join the Foundation in the fight against child abuse and neglect. The needs of many children are overwhelming, especially at this time of economic stress. Although child abuse is a significant and increasing problem on the Treasure Coast, it can be prevented.
The Foundation is seeking sponsors for the Blue Water Open now. Cash donations in any amount and gifts of door prizes, raffle items, coupons, and gift certificates are welcome for this May 22 tournament.
Information: Contact tournament chair John Binkley at 772-532-9375, Club president Ed Kay at 772-234-5149, email [email protected] or visit www.bluewateropen.org, or www.exchangeclubofindianriver.org.