[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tuart Sailfish Club’s 30th annual Saltwater Sisters Lady Angler Tournament raised thousands of dollars for local charities. Held October 16 and 17, and hosted at Pirate’s Cove Resort and Marina, this year’s tournament was bigger than the previous year both in number of boats participating and in dollars raised.
Chairperson Margaret Dyer said this year’s Tournament was also more fun for a host of reasons, “Everyone participating in this year’s tournament had a great time, whether they fished, or just attended one of our parties, of which there were many. We heard time and again how much fun our guests were having. I think the movie theme was a big part of it; everyone had so much fun dressing up in costume and decorating their boats.”
Tournament proceeds benefited Friends in Pink, a local organization that provides financial assistance for those on the Treasure Coast battling breast cancer; Windsor Community Angels, an organization that pays for free mammograms for Treasure Coast residents; the Sailfish Club’s Scholarship program, and numerous conservation related organizations.
Sponsors included Harbor Community Bank, HMY Yachts, Pirate’s Cove Resort, Windsor Imaging, Blue Water Landscape, GameGuard Outdoor Clothing, MarineMax of Stuart, Stuart Magazine, Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm, Your Voice Weekly, Coastal Angler Magazine and Weekly Tidbits.
For more information about Saltwater Sisters Fishing Tournament, visit www.SaltwaterSisters.com. To view photos from the event, visit SWSfish on Facebook.