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Sunday, 19 August 2012 20:02

Help Emily Now Charity Tournament

Written by Austin Rouse
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The 2012 Kayak Canoe Inshore Fishing Tournament to benefit “Help Keep Emily in Her School” will take place on August 25, 2012 at Mosquito Lagoon Bait & Tackle in Titusville, FL. Details can be found at 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 five 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 is $29,000 a year, 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. More details about Emily's moving story can be found on our website. She needs this school, and we need your help to keep her there! Help us make this fishing tournament an annual event!

There will be great prizes awarded in many different categories, as well as a raffle/silent auction and lunch at the award ceremony. Prizes include fishing charters, rod/reel combos, gift cards, Costa sunglasses (of your choosing!), soft plastics, spoons, artwork, and lots more!

Thanks to YakAngler.com and Kayaks By Bo, one lucky winner will walk away with A NATIVE WATERCRAFT REDFISH 12 KAYAK WITH PADDLE!!!

Tom at Kayaks By Bo has been nice enough to rent eight 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. Just let us know at the time of registration, because they're going fast! Visit www.helpemilynow.org to complete the online tournament registration form. Registered anglers will receive a captain's bag, 321 measuring stick, and tourney token at check in, so get registered to fish this awesome tournament and help a beautiful little girl!

Help Emily


Last modified on Sunday, 19 August 2012 20:17


# mleach82 2012-08-20 12:04
Too bad such short notice, would have love to attended for such a great cause. Anyone know if this is a yearly event or if they will be doing it again next year?

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