2012 Kayak Canoe Inshore Charity Fishing Tournament

fish4redsfish4reds Posts: 74 Deckhand
The 2012 Kayak Canoe Inshore Fishing Tournament benefiting Help Keep Emily in Her School will take place on August 25, 2012 at Mosquito Lagoon Bait & Tackle in Titusville, Florida. All the details can be found on www.helpemilynow.org

This "Catch-Photo-Release" event is open to kayak, canoe, and wade fishing entries only, and will be held rain or shine! Targeted species are redfish and trout. There is NO ENTRY FEE for this tournament, but donations are appreciated. Registered anglers who donate $25 or more will receive 5 free raffle tickets. All proceeds go directly to our special needs daughter Emily to fund her much-needed therapy.

Emily's tuition for the therapy at her special needs school has just increased by $8,000 per year. The annual therapy costs are now $29,000, equal to our family's annual income. If we can't find a way to cover these costs each year, we will have no choice but to withdraw her from the school that has helped her learn so much. She has finally started to learn sign language, is beginning to socialize with those around her, and has decreased her self-injury behaviors from over 400 a day to around 25. Emily's moving story in more detail can be found on our website. She needs this school and we need your help to keep her there!

There will be great prizes awarded in various categories, as well as a raffle and lunch (lunch is still in the works) at the award ceremony. Award ceremony/raffle prizes include fishing charters, rod/reel combos, Costa sunglasses (of your choosing!), soft plastics, spoons, artwork, and more!

Thanks to www.yakangler.com and www.KayaksByBo.com...
A NATIVE WATERCRAFT REDFISH 12 KAYAK WITH PADDLE will also be auctioned/raffled off to one lucky winner!!!!!!

Tom at Kayaks By Bo has been nice enough to rent 8 of his Redfish 12's for the day at no charge to anyone that wants to fish the tournament and doesn't have a yak. All that you need to do is let us know at the time of registration, but you better hurry cause when there gone there gone! Visit www.helpemilynow.org to complete the tournament's online registration form. Participants will receive a captains bag, 321 measuring stick, and tourney token at check in...so get registered to fish this awesome tournament!

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Here are some of our wonderful sponsors!

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Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors!!!!!

Austin
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www.HelpEmilyNow.org
Hobie PA 14 dune
Hook 1 Pro Staff - Tailin' Toads Pro Staff

Replies

  • southerntidesoutherntide Posts: 43 Deckhand
    Is this subject to change due to the hurricane??
  • fish4redsfish4reds Posts: 74 Deckhand
    I don't foresee the weather posing a problem. The storm is still predicted to be over or south of Cuba on Saturday into Sunday
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  • fish4redsfish4reds Posts: 74 Deckhand
    PRE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 8PM TONIGHT...you can still come to check-in the morning of the tournament to register in person :)
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  • FloridaFlatsMasterFloridaFlatsMaster Posts: 102 Officer
    are there any pics from the tournament?
  • fish4redsfish4reds Posts: 74 Deckhand
    We are currently updating the website with the pictures and results from the tournament. Please visit www.helpemilynow.org over the next few days to see all of the latest info.
    The tournament was a great success and we greatly appreciate everyone support, donation, and participation...with you and our sponsors we couldn't have done this!!!!
    We look forward to seeing you all next year!!!!
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    Hook 1 Pro Staff - Tailin' Toads Pro Staff
  • fish4redsfish4reds Posts: 74 Deckhand
    I would like to thank everyone for coming out to the Help Keep Emily in Her School Charity Inshore Tournament!!!! The tournament was a huge success thanks to all that participated and donated before and during the event. We greatly appreciate everyone for their support and dedication to helping our family. The weather was horrible, but everyone stuck around, helped out, and we went on to have an awesome day! We had 88 anglers fish our tournament, a number beyond what we ever expected. We raffled off over 50 prizes and auctioned 10 more, including a kayak from YakAngler and Kayaks by Bo. The winners were excited to receive their buckets packed full of awesome stuff from Harry Goode’s Outdoor Shop, Hook 1, and many more wonderful sponsors. The tournament winners were:

    Total Overall Inches (Standard): Chuck Statham, 118.75"
    Total Overall Inches (Lady): Dee Kaminski, 88"
    Total Overall Inches (Jr.): Chase Ryland, 12"

    1st Place Redfish: Rod Salser, 43"
    2nd Place Redfish: Justin Ritchey, 36"
    3rd Place Redfish: Vickie Sallee, 34"

    1st Place Trout: Jeremy Polewaski, 25"
    2nd Place Trout: Adam Rowden, 21.25"
    3rd Place Trout: Dee Kaminski, 20.5"

    And the surprise category of "Least Total Inches Entered" went to Rich Alvarez with 9.75"!

    By the end of the week, we will have tournament pictures and results posted on our website. For now, you can see these pictures on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/helpemilynow. And we can’t stress enough the importance of thanking our sponsors for making this day possible. We had a ton of great things to give away, all thanks to them! The list of sponsors can be found on our website at www.helpemilynow.org.

    All in all, between online and in person donations, raffle, auction, and food, we raised over $6,400 for Emily’s therapy expenses! This is enough to keep her in her school for an entire school year!

    We look forward to doing this again next year and just want to say thank you again for the incredible generosity and support sent our way.

    Austin Rouse and family
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    www.HelpEmilyNow.org
    Hobie PA 14 dune
    Hook 1 Pro Staff - Tailin' Toads Pro Staff
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