Anglers Sought for Fishing Skills to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

 Calling all anglers … there’s still plenty of time to register for the “Stringers for Scholarships” fishing tournament scheduled July 25-26 at Marker 37 (13317 South Padre Island Drive). Presented by LNV Inc.––a local engineering, architecture and contracting company––and the Del Mar College Foundation, the tournament will help raise funds for student scholarships.

Registration runs through Wednesday, July 23. To access tournament rules, an entry form in PDF format and other information, visit www.delmar.edu/alumni

The two-day event opens with a Captain’s Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at Marker 37 with free food, soda and beer, music and a sneak peek at raffle items. At least one team member must attend this event to pick up packets with tournament rules, goodie bags and other items. 

Fishing runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Angler weigh-in is between 1 and 3 p.m. 

Individual awards for first, second and third place will be given for the following categories: heaviest single speckled trout, heaviest single slot redfish and heaviest combined trout (1) and redfish (1) with gift cards for $250, $100 and $50 for each place in all three categories. A single team award for $400 will be given for the heaviest stringer not to exceed five trout and two redfish.

Competition also includes side pot payouts at $75 per entry/team with first place being half of the pot and the other half going to Del Mar College scholarships. Categories include heaviest redfish, most spots redfish and heaviest speckled trout.

 

 

Individual entry is $100 with a discount for DMC students, employees and alumni. Sponsorships are also available with a one-team entry (up to four anglers), including the Salty Sponsor for $2,500, the Spinner Sponsor for $1,500 and the Sand Dune Sponsor for $1,000, along with other benefits.

Checks should be made payable to “Del Mar College Foundation” if mailing entry form and payment to Del Mar College Foundation, Inc., 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897. The form can also be faxed to 361-698-1257. Credit card payments can be made by calling Sally Reigle, CFRE and Development Coordinator, at 361-698-1033.

Other questions? Email sreigle@delmar.edu.

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