Support Riverview High Sharks At Upcoming Fishing Tournament
By Sharon Still
Attention all anglers: Grab your fishing buddies and sign up to participate in the 2010 Shark Fishing Tournament presented by Riverview High School and hosted by S & S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff, SouthShore Anglers and Cherry’s of Apollo Beach. The event will kick-off with a captains meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, July 23, at S & S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff, located at 10664 U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview. Tournament fishing will begin at 9 p.m. The entry fee for the event is $35 per angler. The pre-weigh-in party begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, at Cherry’s Apollo Beach, with the official weigh-in scheduled for 4 p.m. sharp. Three prizes will be awarded for the biggest black-tipped sharks. There also will be raffles and live music by Zebron & James. Raffle items include Tampa Bay Storm, Tampa Bay Lightning and East Bay Raceway tickets; gift cards; golf packages; and a kayak, among other items. Additionally, a signed basketball by Florida Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan will be auctioned. Local businesses are banding together to make this event a success and all proceeds will be donated to the Riverview High School football team in order for them to purchase stencils and imprint the Sharks’ logo on the football field at the school.“We are so fortunate that we could put this together,” says Mike Self, owner of S & S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff, who is spearheading the tournament. “We just want to make a difference for the school and be part of a lasting thing in the community.”In addition to the aforementioned hosts of the event, other sponsors include Don’s Boating Supplies, SportClips, T.A. Mahoney Co., TakeOutButler.com, Osprey Observer, My Family Chiropractic, Sweetbay Supermarket, Multi Gear Bicycles, Linksters Tap Room, The Brandon Gazette, James Pulkowski, CPA, Your Neighborhood Magazine, USA BMX Riverview, The Sports Club 24/7 Fitness, Hot Spots Fishing Charters, Fisherman’s One Stop Bait & Tackle, ECB Business Services and County Commissioner Ken Hagan. “We hope this will be a huge community event that will partner the school with the businesses as a win-win event,” Self adds.For more information, contact Self at 677-8226 or visit www.southshoreanglers.com.