Kingfish Tournament Benefits Charities
Eddie and Allie Oddo are showing their mother, Rotarian Stephanie Oddo, that this fish is easy to hold.
The Rotary Club of Clearwater recently sponsored a Kingfish Tournament to benefit local charities. This annual tournament has provided over $800,000 to charities these past 18 years. Some of the charities to benefit this year will be Clearwater Free Clinic, Clothes For Kids, Kimberly Home, Homeless Emergency Project, Bay Area Pregnancy Center, Good Acts, a Police Dept. program, and La Clinica Guadalupana.
The Captains Party, to sign up boat entries, was held on a Friday evening at the Clearwater Yacht Club. A Silent Auction helped to raise funds, with several local businesses and individuals participating. At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, the boats began their search for a winning fish. The final weigh in was at 4:00 p.m., and the awards distributed were:
The fellowship of Boaters, tournament workers, and guests helped to make the tournament a fun, festive occasion that emphasized that Rotarians and participants were all, Fishing For Charity.
The winners of First Place King in the Rotary Club of Clearwater Kingfish Tournament for local charities, proudly hold their fish, trophy, and check. (From left) Captain Cody Chivas, Mike Grasso, Karson Chivas, and Eric Moser.
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