Registration is open for sports enthusiasts and outdoorsmen to participate in the BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Company Surf & Turf Experience on Oct. 17-19 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island.
Proceeds from the event benefit the mission of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans.
The second annual event is a three-day, two-night sportsman's weekend consisting of individual competitors on teams of three. The competition includes fishing and golfing components. Teams fish with a licensed charter captain from South Seas Island Resort marina and explore the back waters of Southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
After fishing, guests proceed to South Seas Island Resort to compete in the second element as the same teams play 18 holes of golf overlooking Redfish Pass.
"The event is limited to 60 players and nine teams have been filled," said John Pollock, CIC, BB&T Insurance Services' Florida regional insurance president and event co-chair.
The $1,500 entry fee provides each participant with two-night accommodations at South Seas Island Resort, including the Friday cocktail party, gourmet dinner and casino night; Saturday breakfast, fishing, lunch, golf, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards; and Sunday breakfast. In addition, every player receives custom, limited edition apparel and a special commemorative gift.
A hole-in-one during the golf event could earn one lucky golfer a Lexus GS F Sport from Scanlon Lexus.
Saturday's award dinner and auction tickets are available for $150 per person and $300 per couple.
"The experience is a great way for businesses and the community to build comraderie while helping a great cause," said Gray Davis, event co-chair.
For more information, to be become a sponsor or to register, visit www.dvic.us or call Stacey Mercado at 239-433-7189.