Calling all Big Rock Tournament fans! This year marks the inaugural year of the Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament, a tournament whose star competitors are kids, and whose primary beneficiary is the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plains.
The Boys & Girls Club’s values align well with the mission of the Big Rock Kids Tournament, making them the perfect local charity to be celebrated. The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to “offer young people 6 to 18 years of age what they want and need most: staff members who are role models who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can be themselves and have fun, and constructive activities to channel their youthful energy.”
“Part of the Big Rock’s mission is to promote marine education and sportfishing throughout Carteret County and the State of North Carolina. What better way to do this than to spark the interest in our next generation of sport fishermen and women?” said Big Rock president, Joy Bell.
“Big Rock Kids is a brand new tournament under the Big Rock umbrella. For the kids tournament, it’s all about growing the sport and getting kids involved that might not have the opportunity to fish or might have fished before but aren’t as familiar with competing against some of the top anglers. All of the proceeds going back to the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plains is just huge,” said Carlee Sharpe, the director of the Big Rock Kids Tournament.
This specific tournament differs from the Big Rock Tournament in that boats will be awarded an extra 25 points for billfish released by a Big Rock Kid (age 16 & under).
However, anglers of all ages are encouraged to fish. Carlee said it best: “Whether you’re 80 or 8, you can fish this tournament!”
Drop by the Big Rock Office at 710 Evans Street to sign up for the tournament today! Registration ends Thursday morning at 7:59 am, right before lines in at 8:00 am. Good luck junior anglers!
Watch the interview with Big Rock Kids director, Carlee Sharpe.
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