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Berts Redfish Challenge

September 16, 2015
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

Bert's Bar and Grill will host the 7th Annual Bert's Redfish Challenge charity fishing tournament to benefit Pine Island F.I.S.H. (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) on Saturday, Oct. 10. More than $28,000 has been raised by this event over the past five years.

Pine Island F.I.S.H. is a local non-profit organization that assists Pine Island residents in need with transportation, obtaining medical supplies, rent payments, utility bills, medical bills, etc. They also provide relief to non-paid primary caregivers for up to 4 hours per week and contact with homebound individuals by phone and home visits.

Pine Island F.I.S.H. is also the lead agency in the Pine Island Basket Brigade program. These programs are entirely free to those who need assistance and are solely funded by donations.

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Bert’s Bar and Grill will host the 7th Annual Bert’s Redfish Challenge charity fishing tournament to benefit Pine Island F.I.S.H. on Saturday, Oct. 10.

First Place: $2,000

Second Place: $1,000

Third Place: $500

Based on 20 paid entries

Teams wishing to participate can sign up by contacting Tournament Director Jason Snyder at 239-349-1129 or by picking up a registration form at Bert's Bar and Grill or one of the many local tackle shops.

Teams can also register at Bert's Bar and Grill on Friday, Oct. 9, prior to the start of the mandatory Captain's Meeting being held at 6 pm (team check in will begin at 6pm). The entry fee is $300 for a team of up to 4 anglers.

The first three places will payout cash prizes. This event will also feature a raffle and silent auction for which we are seeking donations. Anyone interested in making a tax deductible donation can contact Jason at 239-349-1129 or Donations can also be dropped off at Bert's Bar and Grill.

This year's sponsors are: Coastline Heating & Cooling, Micky Franklins, Tires and Wheels Auto Repair, ReMax Team Jill Dean, Honc Industries, Cambio Dermatology, SP Designs Mfg.,

Bubba's Roadhouse, Douglas Property Management, Bob and Annie's Boat yard



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