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    8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Family Tournament To Benefit Post 9/11 Combat Veterans

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    Families Can Register Through June 28 to Qualify for More than $10,000 in Prizes 

    Go fish and enjoy Florida’s favorite open water pastime this summer while helping our nation’s heroes! Deliver the Dream, a South Florida-based nonprofit organization that organizes retreats for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis, will host its 8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Family Tournament at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club (2701 NE 42nd Street in Lighthouse Point) on June 29 and 30 to benefit a Family Retreat for Post 9/11 Combat Veterans. Registration is open through June 28 and more than $10,000 in prizes will be up for grabs.

    “The time is quickly approaching for our most popular and interactive fundraisers of the year – Fishing for the Dream,” said Paul Withrow, executive director of Deliver the Dream. “We invite angling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to join us for a chance to win a share of $10,000 and to benefit our yearly weekend retreat for our dedicated veterans. We’re especially grateful for the ongoing support from the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, our sponsors and our fishing community who really go overboard to make this a top-line event.”

    The festivities begin with a Captain’s Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, a premier yacht club and multimillion dollar marina with 70+ slips that can accommodate yachts up to 120 feet.  Fishing begins the next day, June 30, at 7 a.m., followed by a Family BBQ, Silent Auction closeout, and a fun-filled Awards Ceremony. The top boat will net $5,000 and prizes will be awarded for Top Lady Angler and Top Junior Angler.

    To date, Fishing for the Dream has raised more than $250,000 to provide retreats for families dealing with critical illness and bereavement. This year, Deliver the Dream’s Post 9/11 Combat Veterans Retreat will host as many 15 families (at no cost to the participants) to help them enhance coping skills, reduce stress and cultivate relationships with other families who have a member suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or injuries. The retreat will also incorporate an educational component and offer therapeutic discussions. This retreat, along with nine other planned yearly retreats spanning various crises and medical conditions including autism, cancer, Down syndrome and epilepsy, combines traditional recreational activities with therapeutic activities, peer-to-peer discussion groups and expressive arts and music activities.

    The 8th Annual Fishing for the Dream Tournament is presented by Lighthouse Point Yacht Club with support from Stiles, Salt Water Sportsman, Water’s Edge Marine Inspections & Construction, The Chappell Group Inc., City National Bank, Bluegreen Vacations, S&P Global, Scribe America, CarMax Cares, BoteBoard and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

    Registration starts at $250 and is open through June 28; two tickets to the Captain’s Party and four tickets to the Awards Family BBQ are included with each registration. Discounts are also available for early registration.

    For more information, to register or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Venetia Timm at Deliver the Dream at (954) 564-3512 or at venetia.timm@deliverthedream.org

    About Deliver the Dream

    Deliver the Dream, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Pat Moran, past chairman of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and one of South Florida’s top businesswomen, has provided healing retreats to almost 9,000 family members experiencing a serious illness or crisis such as cancer, epilepsy, autism, MS and the death of a loved one since 2002. Ten times a year, Deliver the Dream invites up to 15 families, all experiencing the same illness or crisis, to attend a weekend retreat free of charge. The retreats allow these families to regain strength, mend spirits and just be families and kids again. They also allow them to create life-long bonds with the other families on the retreat, providing them with a support system as they learn to cope with their illness or crisis. For more information about Deliver the Dream, please call (954) 564-3512 or 1-888-OUR DREAM (687-3732). Visit us online at www.deliverthedream.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/deliverthedream and on Twitter @DelivertheDream. Click here to donate.