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Casting for a Cause

Enter fishing tournaments that help charities.

August 8, 2008
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Winning big money in a fishing tournament is good, but fishing to raise money for a good cause is even better. Here are a few fishing tournaments where generous anglers can fight fish to benefit different charities.

Arkansas River Double-Haul Celebrity Fly Fishing Charity Salida, CO September 12-13, 2008 Money raised during at this tournament benefits the Rotary Clubs of Salida and Buena Vista counties in Colorado. http://www.arkansasriverdoublehaul.com/

Boomer Esiason F.C.A. Montauk SLAM Long Island, NY September 24-26, 2008 Also part of the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series, this tournament takes place in Long Island, NY. Try your hand at catching striper, bluefish or false albacore and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. http://www.redbone.org/

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Annual Onslow Bay Open King Mackerel Tournament Swansboro, NC September 26-28, 2008 Presented by Yamaha, this annual tournament raises money to benefit charities for underprivileged youth and youth camps. http://www.obokmt.us/

RedSnook Charity Release Fishing Tournament, Naples, FL October 3-5, 2008 Spokesman Roland Martin returns this year to host this charity catch and release tournament. All proceeds benefit The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s water quality programs. http://www.theredsnook.com/

7th Annual Pick Your Partner Bass Tournament, Pickwick Lake, TN October 18, 2008 Held in the Pickwick Land State Park, this bass tournament fundraises for the United Way of the Mid-South. Since 2002, the tournament has raised over $51,000 for the United Way. http://bass.mid-south.net

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Take our Troops Fishing Strom Thurmond, GA October 26, 2008 Honor our troops by taking a soldier out to fish at this second annual fishing tournament. http://www.thefreedomtofish.com/event.php

Hot Rods and Reels, Homestead-Miami and Daytona Beach, FL November 15, 2008 and February 13, 2009 Bringing together fishing and auto racing, these tournaments allow participants spend time with their favorite NASCAR drivers and raise money for two charities – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Speediatrics. The tournaments run during NASCAR’s premier events, the Daytona 500 and Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. http://www.hotrodsandreels.com/

Savannah Red Trout Tournament, Savannah, GA November 20-22, 2008 Part of the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series, this exclusive fishing tournament raises money for Cystic Fibrosis. Founded in 1988, the Redbone Series has grown to include 27 tournaments across the United States, Bahamas, and Mexico and for the past four years has raised $1,000,000 annually. http://www.redbone.org

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