By Kathy Collins
The 7th Annual Trey Curry Foundation Treyfest Captain’s Party and Fishing Tournament is coming up and invites community anglers and seekers of a good time to join in raising funds for several local organizations.
The Treyfest Captain’s Party will be held on Thursday, November 5 at O’Brien’s Pub located at 701 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $25. The Fishing Tournament will be headquartered at Circles located at 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. on Friday, November 6 in Apollo Beach from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The cost to enter the fishing tournament ranges from $1,200 and up. Sponsorships from $15,000 to $250 are available.
Participation includes one boat, three to four angler with a professional fishing guide, all alcohol and lunch on the boat with the guide, entry for the angler and a guest to the Treyfest Captain’s Party and the after party at Circles after the fishing has concluded. All anglers also receive a shirt and many other items. The sponsor of each boat receives a specially designed cooler which is fully stocked for their boat the day of the tournament.
The proceeds from the tournament help fund the Trey Curry House at A Kid’s Place and other local charitable causes including the North Brandon Y, scholarship fund at Hillsborough Community College and Hooked on Hope. Last year’s events raised over $50,000.
Mary Beth Curry, executive director of the Trey Curry Foundation said, “When we started the fishing tournament, it was originally to get away from the typical mold of a golf tournament. It has ended up being one of my favorite things we do each year. It gives people the chance who don’t own a boat or don’t fish on a regular basis to get out there. They not only have a great time but are doing something good.”
Curry added, “It is such a good time whether you are fishing with your friends, family, business associates or even strangers. No matter whether it has rained, shined, been cold or hot, everyone always has a great time.”
Visit www.treycurryfoundation.org or contact marybeth@treycurry foundation.org or call 655-0269.