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Charity fishing event announced

The 22nd Annual El Pescado Billfish Tournament to benefit the Monique Burr Foundation forMBF Logo Children will be Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. The fishing tournament will run out of Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine with more than $100,000 in cash prizes available. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the foundation and its programs, which provide child abuse prevention education to children in Florida.  

“We’re extremely excited to announce the 22nd year of this prominent event. The tournament is a prestigious World Billfish Series (WBS) and IGFA/Rolex Championship sanctioned event and will draw an extraordinary number of avid fishermen,” said tournament co-director Dennis Rosa. “The Monique Burr Foundation awarded $130,000 and raised over $50,000 for the foundation during last year’s very successful event. We anticipate an even greater return this year thanks to the very generous sponsors and participants.”

The 22nd Annual El Pescado Billfish Tournament will begin with a Captain’s Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 30 featuring live entertainment by Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves. Boats will depart at 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 2, from Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine and the first lines will be cast at 8:30 a.m.  The tournament will conclude with an awards ceremony on Saturday evening where more than $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

In conjunction with the awards ceremony on Saturday, the foundation will host the second annual Fish-N-Chips Marina Casino event, which will include casino style games as well as the unique “Ladies Tackle Box” featuring fun shopping opportunities from local artists. Two hundred tickets for this event will be sold separately at $75 each.

For more information about the 2010 tournament, sponsorship opportunities, and Fish-N-Chips Marina Casino tickets, contact the Monique Burr Foundation at 904-642-0210 or visit


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