Inaugural Offshore Fishing Tournament Benefiting the Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County 

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The Indian River Firefighters Benevolent Association will be hosting its Inaugural Offshore Fishing Tournament Benefiting the Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County Saturday, June 18, 2022, lines in at 6:00 am. The Weigh-In will be from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Sebastian Saltwater Marina.

The Captain’s Meeting will be at Sebastian Saltwater Marina, formally Captain Butchers, on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 5:30 pm. Visit here to register your boat.

Entry Fee

  • $250 per boat  
  • $10,000 Purse 
  • Big Board: Grouper, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tilefish 
  • Bonus Fish: Amberjack

Prizes 

  • Top Boat: $2,000 
  • Biggest Amberjack: $1,000 
  • Big Board Divisions: 1st: $1,000  
  • 2nd: $500 
  • 3rd: $250

Sponsorship Opportunities

Visit the Indian River Benevolent Association website for more information on becoming a sponsor.

  • Chief Sponsor — $7,500 

Name/Logo on Welcome Banner, Scoreboard, T-shirts, Captains Buckets Name/Logo on all Event Publications & website; 6 Top Table including food and beverage at Captains Meeting & Weigh-In with recognition 4 Boat Entry, 6 Tournament T-Shirts, 2 Yeti Loadout Buckets 

  • Captain’s Sponsor — $5,000 

Name/Logo on Sponsor Banner, Event Publications & T-Shirts. 4 Top Table including food and beverage at Captains Meeting & Weigh-In 3 Boat Entry, 4 Tournament T-Shirts, 2 Yeti Loadout Buckets.

  • Bucket Brigade Sponsor — $3,000 

Name/Logo on Sponsor Banner, Event Publications & T-Shirts Name/Logo on Yeti Bucket Loadouts. 2 Boat Entry, 4 Tournament T-Shirts, 2 Yeti Loadout Buckets.

  • Lieutenant Prize Sponsor — $2,500 

Name/Logo on Sponsor Banner & Event Publications. 2 Boat Entry, 4 Tournament T-Shirts, 2 Yeti Loadout Buckets 

  • 1st Alarm Artist Sponsor — $1,500 

Name/Logo on Sponsor Banner & Event Publications . 1 Boat Entry, 2 Tournament T-Shirts, Yeti Loadout Bucket 

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  • Jr. Angler Scholarship Sponsor — $1,000 

Awarded to Jr. Angler under the age of 14 with the heaviest Weigh-In off the Big Board fish categories. 

  • Firefighter Sponsor — $500 

Name/Logo on Sponsor Banner. 2 Tournament T-Shirts.

Indian River Firefighters Benevolent Association

The Indian River Firefighters Benevolent Association is a non-profit 501 [c] 3 charity organization established in 2012 with the objective to support the health, safety, and welfare of the Indian River Firefighting Community. The benevolent provides financial, physical, and emotional assistance to over 250 members and their families in times of need. In collaboration with the Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County, they have put together an offshore fishing tournament hosted by Sebastian Saltwater Marina and Restaurant.  

Your sponsorship, raffle items, and In-Kind donations for gift bags are an excellent opportunity to help bring awareness to the “Firefighters for Clean Water” campaign that your local firefighter/paramedics are launching this year.

Indian River Lagoon

The Indian River Lagoon is considered one of the most diverse estuaries in North America. Roughly 156 miles of mangrove-covered shorelines comprised of three main bodies of water: The Indian River, The Banana River, and The Mosquito Lagoon. The lagoon has been called “the cradle of the ocean, “acting as a refuge for countless species of fish, birds, and plants and home to dolphins, manatees, and turtles. It serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many fish species just offshore Florida’s coast. In addition, the lagoon is a crucial driver of the wealth and health of Florida’s economy. It generates $7.7 billion annually by providing jobs, housing, tourism, industry, and recreation. 

Unfortunately, the lagoon-like most of Florida’s estuaries is in a real crisis. A chain reaction has decimated marine life, and seagrass started from fertilizer run-off and wastewater redistribution. Now, most of our estuaries have been seeing a massive die-off of fish, sea turtles, manatees, and dolphins. You might ask, how can you help restore and save one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere? 

Clean Water Coalition

The Clean Water Coalition is a local 501 [c] 3 that is helping lead the fight in restoring the waters of Indian River County. Established in 2018 with a mission “To protect and restore our waters through advocacy, education, conservation, and restoration.” The Clean Water Coalition is currently pursuing the following main initiatives: Lagoon Restoration, Restrictions on applications of fertilizer, Safe biosolids disposal, Improved methods of wastewater collection, Vessel discharge protection, Clean and secure portable water supply.  

Please show your support for our waterways by coming out and enjoying an afternoon listening to live music and hopefully seeing some big fish being weighed in.  

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