The Schwartz Center for Children will hold its 4th annual Fishing For A Cause® recreational tournament on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014, culminating with a celebratory awards dinner - catered by Pepper's Fine Catering - on Saturday night. The tournament will once again be anchored at Pope’s Island Marina, 102 Pope’s Island, New Bedford, with fishing grounds from Cape Cod Bay to Block Island and beyond. [click HERE to view our flyer in PDF format or HERE for a social media-ready image]
Fishing For a Cause® is a catch-and-release striped bass, bluefish and fluke tournament organized by and for the benefit of the Schwartz Center for Children, a non-profit organization that provides critical services for children with special developmental and medical needs throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
Interested anglers can register their own boat at an early-bird rate of $200 per angler thru March 25 or $250 per angler after that. Alternately, anglers can organize a team of anglers to join an all-inclusive fishing charter with entry fees starting at $1,500 per charter. Tickets for the catered awards dinner on Saturday, June 21 – complimentary to registered anglers – can be purchased separately and start at $100 per person. Top prizes for the tournament include: $2,500 for striped bass, $1,000 for bluefish, and $750 for fluke. Anglers have the option of departing from and returning to their home port. A limited number of complimentary boat slips will be made available at Pope’s Island by request for early registrants.
This event is made possible, in large part, due to the support of Clarke Distribution Corporation, New England’s official Sub-Zero, and Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen. Fishing For a Cause® has the honor of being the first annual recreational saltwater fishing tournament in New Bedford, MA; the number one commercial fishing port in the United States.
The generosity of the community has enabled the Schwartz Center to bring hope, inspiration, and comfort to Southeastern Massachusetts children and families for over 60 years. Click HERE to view a short video about the Schwartz Center.
2013 Fishing For a Cause® Winners!
Mr. Jay Stoebel topped the charts with the largest striped bass and largest fluke, while Mr. Jay Lanagan hooked the biggest bluefish of the day. Capt. David Cameron and Capt. Robert Rabiner took second and third place in the striped bass category, with a 39-inch and a 38.5-inch fish, respectively. Dr. Joanne Cameron caught a 27-inch bluefish, followed by Mr. David Ralston's 25-incher. Dr. JP Van Regenmorter caught the second biggest fluke at 20-inches, tying with Capt. Matthew Philips. Congratulations to the winners!