HYANNIS, MA, ISSUED July 21, 2020…… The 4th Annual Charter Cup Fishing Tournament raised more than $155,000 for eleven non-profits.
The 4th Annual Charter Cup Fishing Tournament held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, featured twelve boat teams competing to raise money for eleven non-profits. 100% of the proceeds raised by the fishing tournament will directly benefit Angel Flight NE, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands, Cape Abilities, Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center, Chromosome 18, Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, Housing Assistance Corp (HAC), Joslin Diabetes Center, May Institute, WellStrong, and the Yarmouth Police Foundation.
Participating sponsors and donated boats included Bay Colony Concrete Forms, Jaxtimer Landscaping, LLC, Carl F Riedell & Sons, Inc., Botello Lumber Company, Barnstable Police Department with the Bigs in Blue, E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc., Baxter’s Fish ‘n’ Chips, Shepley Wood Products, Gibson Waterproofing, Mid-Cape Home Centers, Villani Construction, Inc., Adam Shramek of Linex Cape Cod, Andy Reardon, Ron Winner, Captain Ron Murphy – Stray Cat Sportfishing, Captain Ty Anderson – Ty-One-On Sportfishing, Captain Mike Harney and Captain Bob Perimian – Emma Jack Charters, Captain Ray Ransom – Bass River Charters, Joe Green on Wagon Burner, Captain George Noonan on Gannet, Captain Alex Theoharidis on Reel Pearls and Captain Jeff Kadesh on Aquarius.
It was a partly cloudy windy day on Cape Cod and a-not-so perfect day for fishing on the choppy seas. The tournament ended with a small gathering at the weigh-in station right outside Baxter’s Fish ‘n’ Chips, Hyannis. The heaviest bluefish award went to Joslin Diabetes Center and E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. on Legit Fish. Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod and Shepley Wood Products were awarded heaviest striped bass on Lyndsy Liz. The leadership award (a hand-carved/custom painted yellowfin tuna by Ken Whiting) was presented to Ben and Sam Baxter of Baxter’s Fish ‘n’ Chips for their continuous commitment to support the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament and the Cape Cod community.
“Despite the current pandemic and with so many people hurting right now, many generous people dug deep into their hearts to support these charities and the community. This year we raised more than ever before and I am very grateful,” E.J. said after thanking all sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers that made this day possible.