Charitable Fishing Tournament Draws 300
More than 300 kayak fishing enthusiasts greeted the sunrise on Sunday, May 16 by launching their boats out into the bay for a good cause – Casting for Recovery’s Seventh Annual Jamaica Bay Kayak Fishing Tournament. All funds raised from the three-day catch-and-release event, which includes boat demonstrations, raffles and group camping at Floyd Bennett Field, are donated to the fight against breast cancer. Text and photos by Vivian Rattay Carter. Right, the banner for Casting for Recovery, a national non-profit support and educational program for women battling breast cancer. Far right, Raffle prizes included kayaks donated by Emotion, Hobie Fishing, Bass Yaks and Bill Manning. The event was hosted and coordinated by Captain Jerry Collins (seated in vehicle) of Long Island’s Captain Kayak. Even the porta-potties donated by various groups have become a part of the competition, as they are festively decorated to attract “visitors.” The john contributed by “The Hole” fishing club was reportedly a favorite.
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