Almeida Memorial North Shore Striped Bass Tourney
Preparations are under way for the fourth annual Leo Almeida Memorial North Shore Striped Bass Tournament. This charity event will be held Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-4. 2006 All proceeds will benefit North Shore area food pantries.
For an entry fee of $10, fishermen and women can compete for cash grand prizes in one of two divisions - "From Boat" and "From Shore or Surf." There is also a Junior Division for kids 15 and under. Entrants other than grand-prize winners will be eligible for a second-chance raffle, which includes more than 40 prizes donated by marine-related businesses, artisans and restaurants across the North Shore.
A dozen North Shore bait shops and other businesses have also agreed to sell entry tickets and serve as tournament weigh stations.
This one-of-a-kind fishing event is the only contest designed especially for striped-bass fishermen and women north of Boston. Last year's tournament had close to 350 entrants. In the past three years, the tournament has raised more than $10,000 for area food pantries, including the Cape Ann Food Pantry in Gloucester, Our Neighbor's Table in Amesbury and the Danvers People to People pantry.
Entry forms and rules are available at North Shore bait and tackle shops or at www.northshorestriper.com
. The deadline to enter is Friday, Sept. 1. For information, contact Tournament Chairwoman Amy Almeida, 978-777-0026, or [email protected]