Anglers To Cast Their Lines To Help Make-A-Wish Foundation
Join The Fun At The 18th Annual Tuna Challenge 2007
SAN DIEGO – On Sept 29, , at the 18th annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge, fishing enthusiasts will cast their lines in and around the waters of San Diego. The event is hosted by Silver Gate Yacht Club and the Kona Kai Anglers and benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to grant wishes to children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego’s largest fundraiser, the Tuna Challenge, will help to fund 25 percent of the wishes this year!
Since 1991, the Tuna Challenge has grown to be the largest tuna fishing tournament in the continental United States.
The tournament held at the Silver Gate Yacht Club, 2091 Shelter Island Drive, will host hundreds of anglers and their guests. Last year, 614 anglers participated in the tournament, on 128 private boats and two sport boats, raising an unprecedented $301,000.
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Anglers can register at www.tunachallenge.org. Entry fees are $75 for adults and $25 for juniors; fees will go up after Sept. 7. Entry fee includes tournament t-shirt, tickets to the gala banquet on Oct. 1, and admission to the pre-tournament tuna fishing seminar on Sept. 8.
Local “wish kids” will also be at the event and can be interviewed about their wishes. Also, Make-A-Wish spokespersons will be available to answer any questions or comments on the event or the foundation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1983, the San Diego chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted more than 1,800 wishes.
To learn more about the organization, please visit www.wishsandiego.org, or call (858) 707-WISH (9474).