|April 16, 2013, Bradenton, Florida– The Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament announced today a Charity Bar Night scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cork’s Cigar Bar in Downtown Bradenton. Guest bartenders will entertain and work for tips, with all tips benefitting the Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament Scholarship Fund and the Manatee Technical Institute Marine Mechanics program. Anglers are encouraged to attend and may turn in and pay their registration fees at the Charity Bar Night. All anglers that register and pay before May 10, 2013, will be entered into a drawing for a free entry for the 2014 Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and the unveiling of the custom Guy Harvey t-shirt artwork for this year’s tournament.
“Help us kickoff the “granddaddy” of all amateur fishing tournaments on the West Coast of Florida, the 30th Annual Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament at our Charity Bar Night. We are eager to raise money for our Scholarship Fund and the MTI Marine Mechanics program,” says Harry Blenker, Tournament Chairman.
Cork’s Cigar Bar is located at 424 12th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
About Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament
The Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament was formed in 1983 as a tribute to Colonel Sam Crosthwait, recognizing his passion for promoting the ideals and camaraderie that surrounds the unique sport of angling. Hosted by the Bradenton Yacht Club, one hundred percent of the tournament work is done by volunteers. Unique to many tournaments in the area, the Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament is only open to amateur anglers. Every penny collected goes into the tournament. Cash prizes and trophies awarded to the participating anglers are solely derived from their entry fees. Charitable funds directed back to the local community are derived from sponsors, advertisers and gifts. For more information, visit www.crosthwaitfishing.com or call 941-812-2072.