A total of 52 teams participated in the 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament that took place Oct. 23-25, generating $82,000 to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s juvenile game fish studies, water quality research and estuary protection.
The Beacon Group at Morgan Stanley and RGM Capital were the presenting sponsors of the 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament. Wayne A. Meland of The Beacon Group at Morgan Stanley and Gary Parsons were co-chairs for the event, and fly-fisherman, Oliver White, served as the honorary chairman.
“There are clearly some issues going on in the Everglades with water quality. As anglers and conservationists, we have the opportunity to have a positive impact and help restore the waters back to the way it should be,” White said. “Seeing more of the Everglades and experiencing it for myself made me even more passionate about the need to protect this special area. I’m proud to help the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with these efforts."
Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy, expressed his gratitude for all who made this year’s RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament a success.
“I am so thankful for the RedSnook Committee, volunteers, anglers, guides and the community for contributing to such a special event. The annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament truly has a substantial impact on our work here at the Conservancy, and we are grateful for all who have joined us in preserving our environment for future generations," he said.
Nearly 200 guests were in attendance at the Kick-Off Party for the 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament on Oct. 23 at the Conservancy, which featured dinner stations, beer & wine, raffle, silent and live auctions. The fishing competition began Saturday morning, Oct. 24, and concluded on Sunday, Oct. 25 with a celebratory awards reception, at Northern Trust in Naples.
Guide: Chris TurnerTotal: 3670
Guide: Bruce JackmackTotal: 3295
Guide: Ben GeroyTotal: 3135
Guide: Andrew BostickTotal: 3295
Guide: Wright TaylorTotal: 2405
Guide: Justin StricklandTotal: 1985
Guide: Kevin MihailoffTotal: 2705
Guide: John StarkTotal: 1565
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