Florida Police and Fire Games on Treasure Coast will include first-ever offshore fishing tournament, members of the public can participate
Among the dozens of events of the 2011 Florida Police and Fire Games will be a first-ever offshore fishing tournament on Saturday, June 25, with a captain's meeting the night before at the Fort Pierce City Marina where the tournament will be headquartered.
Members of the public can participate as long as each boat has on board a current or retired law enforcement officer or fire fighter, according to the tournament's organizers.
There are three cash prizes: $2,500 for first place, $1,250 for second place and $750 for third place. There are three species of saltwater fish: Barracuda, Bonita and any variety of Jack. Because these fish are not considered to be of commercial value, the tournament is called a "Trash Can Fishing Tournament."
Sponsors of the tournament at this time are Blue Water Boats and Ameracat Boats, both of Fort Pierce. Those who wish to become sponsors are asked to call 772-462-3210.
Details are available at the website of the Florida Police and Fire Games, at lawgames.org. The Games will take place June 19 - 26 in Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties for the third consecutive year.
The rules of the fishing tournament can be found at this website address: http://lawgames.org/Rules/2011_LE_GAMES_FISHING_RULES.pdf
The Games will bring as many as 5,000 law enforcement, corrections and firefighter/EMT competitors, coaches, family members and friends to the Treasure Coast, providing a huge boost to the economies of
The law enforcement coordinator of the Games is Garry R. Wilson, Chief Deputy, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
Headquarters of the Game will be the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex of Indian River State College on Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce.
Host organizations are: Treasure Coast Sports Commission, Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties Sheriff's Offices, Port St. Lucie, Fort Piece and Vero Beach Police Departments, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties Tourist Development Councils. * * *
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