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Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Kids Have a Blast at 5th Annual Grand Slam Kid's Fishing Day
The 5th Annual Grand Slam Kid’s Fishing Day in Jupiter was an exciting and successful event for the children participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ (BBBS) mentoring programs.
The fishing tournament took place on Saturday morning June 9, 2012 at Castaways Marina, and it was the second year BBBS was invited to participate. Among the 93 kids who participated, many were from BBBS, fishing with their mentors on three of Jupiter's top Charters: "Black Dog," "Mystic Rose," and "Samana.” The kids had a blast yet again this year; it was a very memorable event for this future generation of anglers.
It was a busy day of fishing, and when the fish were weighed in, one of the children from BBBS, Andy, came in third place in the snapper category!
All the winners from the Snapper category were:
1st- Zach "No Loose Ends” 3.69lbs
2nd- Lane “Crumb Catcher” 3.20lbs
3rd- Andy “Black Dog” 1.77 lbs
The fishing tournament was an exciting event for BBBS kids, and Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank Park Avenue Grill for providing lunch, Brown Distributing for providing beverages, Jimmy Burg and Castaways Marina for generously allowing the organization to use their beautiful facilities, as well as the Grand Slam Family and Friends for all of their help.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is also extremely grateful to everyone who sponsored a child to fish this year, including Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, Eric Glass, Lev Mullins, Paul Giusti, Weshnak Family Foundation, and Harry J. Schafer III. These generous sponsors helped to create a very special day for these future anglers.
Jeanie Flanagan, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Customer and Public Relations Specialist, has attended the fishing tournament the past 2 years. “One of the reasons we’ve been invited back is that the owners of Grand Slam Tournament have complimented BBBS on how well behaved our kids are,” she said. “We are so excited to be able participate year after year in such a great tournament!”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6-17 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best
performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO William P. Bee Jr. as “CEO of the Year- Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.orgto learn more.