The 10th Annual Flats Invitational Redfish Challenge is coming back for its 10th anniversary on Aug. 29-30. The charities for this year's event will be The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation and The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida.
The event kicks off at The Marina at Cape Harbour at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, with dinner, an open bar, live music, raffle and Texas Hold Em' poker tournament. The fishing tournament begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, with a kids' fishing tournament from 10 a.m. to noon featuring Ronald McDonald. The first 100 children to pre-register receive lunch with Ronald at noon. Live and silent auctions, dinner and awards begin at 5 p.m.
All net proceeds from the event will be donated to The Cape Coral Municipal Charter School Foundation and The RMHC of South-west Florida. Proceeds from the kids' tournament will also benefit the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church. Over $400,000 has been raised in the past 9 years of this tournament.
The Cape Coral Munici-pal Charter School Founda-tion is a 501(c)3 organization that provides support to the four Cape Coral Munici-pal Charter Schools. Those schools are Oasis Elemen-tary, Oasis Middle, Oasis High School and Christa MacAuliffe Elementarty. The Foundation's mission is to assist the city of Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools in their quest to provide students with a unique learning experience in preparing them for success and participation in our community as responsible and productive citizens.
This year's chairpersons are Tim Frederic, a second-generation owner-operator of eight McDonald's restaurants in Southwest Florida and RMHC advisory council member; Mitch Williamson, owner of SP Designs & MFG, and Charter School Foundation board member; and their new partner, Kyle Potts from Tow Boat US, Charlotte Harbour a local native to Pine Island.
Registration is $275 per angler prior to Aug. 25, and $325 per angler thereafter. To register, visit www.mcflats.com. For more information, contact Kyle Potts (239) 223-2025 or Jessica Boles (727) 415-6700.