NANTICOKE — To help make a difference in the lives of cancer patients in need, the 21st Century C.A.R.E. foundation is calling all anglers to join the sixth annual Cast Away Cancer Fishing Tournament. The event will take place on Saturday, June 20 at Nanticoke Harbor beginning at sunrise, with fishing open to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Cast Away Cancer will feature cash prizes for the heaviest fish in six species: rockfish, trout, perch, hardhead, catfish and bluefish. Weigh in will be at 5 p.m. where registered anglers are invited to the fisherman’s dinner provided by Longhorn Steakhouse of Salisbury. There will be door prizes donated by local businesses, and cash prizes will be awarded.
Registration is $125 for each boat (up to four people) and $25 for each additional angler. Registration will be open May 1 through June 20 at several locations, including:
- Arby’s Bar & Grill Store in Wenona
- LE Hitch & Sons Bait and Tackle in Eden
- Winks Sporting Goods in Princess Anne
- Sea Hawk Sports Center in Pocomoke
- Sportsman’s of Delmar in Delmar, Del.
- 21st Century Oncology Offices in Berlin and Salisbury
Fifty percent of the registration fee will go toward prize money. The remaining 50 percent will benefit the 21st Century C.A.R.E. Foundation in its mission of helping cancer patients in our community with financial assistance, cancer education and screenings.
Sponsors who donate $150 by May 27 will be featured on the event T-shirt, which will be available for sale on the day of the tournament.
Maryland State Fishing Rules apply and all fish must be of legal size. Weigh in must be done by 5 p.m. at the Nanticoke Harbor on the day of the event, and all boats must be in the Harbor before 5 p.m.
This annual Cast Away Cancer Fishing Tournament has raised almost $10,000 since its inception.
Questions for the Cast Away Cancer Fishing Tournament should be directed to Chris at 443-477-0520. For more information, visit: www.21stcenturycare.org.
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