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Fishing tourney to benefit Hope Hospice

September 12, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The 8th annual Fillet and Release Tournament, which benefits Hope Hospice, will have a special appearance by the Jagerette's on Sept. 15.

The event will have a cash pay out of $7,050 based on a 30-boat entry. Tournament team members, as well as everyone who gives a donation to Hope Hospice at the event, will have an opportunity to meet and have photos with the Jagerette's.

A captain's meeting will be held at Bahama Breeze at 6:30 pm Sept. 14 and the weigh-in will be Sept. 15 at Matanzas Inn on Fort Myers Beach.

The tournament has been consistent with entry growth, as well as donations, since its first year in 2005. What began with 10 boats in 2005 turned public in 2007, and that year had 24 team entries with $1,000 going to Hope Hospice.

This past year the event had grown to 48 team entries and $10,360 in donations to Hope Hospice.

Angler's cash prizes have also grown from $5,000 in 2009 to $7,200 in 2011 for first place.

Fact Box

To go


8th annual Fillet and Release Tournament


Sept. 15; captain's meeting Sept. 14


Special appearance by the Jagerette's


To benefit Hope Hospice

"Every year I organize the tournament to raise money for Hope Hospice in order give back what they did for my family," Amy Andrew, the tournament coordinator, said. "Hope Hospice is a wonderful organization and I am truly honored to raise the donations that will benefit so many families."

Prize donations are still being collected and detailed tournament location, rules and entry forms can be found at the Web site:

For more information and to donate prizes, contact Amy Andrew at 940-4473 or



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