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36-hour fishing event to benefit kids

August 29, 2014
Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Anglers of all ages have an opportunity to join the inaugural Fish 36 Weekend to raise funds for Child Care of Southwest Florida on Oct. 3-5.

Participants will fish as much or as little as they wish over a 36-hour period for any of 36 species of fish, each with an assigned point value. Anglers take a photo of each fish caught before releasing it. The catch is a mystery item provided at the Friday team meeting must be included in the photo as proof of the 36-hour window. The objective is to target multiple species and take photos.

"It's about fun on the water, with a touch of competition, and supporting a great local cause," said Jim Griffiths, event organizer and publisher of Nautical Mile Magazine. "Fish from a boat, pier, dock, bridge, Fort Lauderdale or an aquarium; just make sure your secret item is in the photo, and aim for multiple species."

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 with a team meeting at Cape Harbour Boat House on Chiquita Boulevard. Registration is $100 for up to four-angler teams. Teams return to the Boat House to trade their fish photos for raffle tickets 8-11 a.m. on Oct. 5. Prizes will be given out and a lunch follows at noon.

Prizes can be anything from fishing tackle, sailing lessons and fishing charters to clothing, gift certificates, and a few surprises.

Child Care of Southwest Florida provides quality early education and voluntary prekindergarten programs at six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. Scholarships are provided to low-income families, allowing them to maintain employment and providing their children with the continuity that fosters learning and social development.

For more information about its programs visit www.ccswfl.org. To register visit www.fishthe36.com.

 
 
 

 

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