2015 Fishing for Wishes Tournament Raises $50K
RIPA & Associates held its 1st Annual Fishing for Wishes Fishing Tournament, and it was a huge success. $50,000 was raised for the Make-A-Wish foundation here in Central Florida. Make-A-Wish helps grant wishes for local children in the Tampa Bay area that are dealing with life-threatening medical conditions.
The tournament was Friday, April 3rd and took place at THE GETAWAY off Gandy Boulevard in St. Petersburg. The tournament slots were sold out and many wonderful sponsors stepped forward with donations, prizes and promotional material to not only benefit Make-A-Wish, but also make the event enjoyable for all the participants, especially the excellent raffle prizes. RIPA particularly appreciated the contributions made by their premier sponsors: Trans-Phos, Preferred Materials, & Atlantic TNG.
Tournament award winners included:
Biggest Snook – Team Preferred Materials
Biggest Redfish – Team RIPA
Biggest Trout – Team Atlantic TNG
Tournament Champions – Team Neff Rental
If you were not able to participate this year, mark your calendars for Spring 2016. RIPA plans on making this an annual event and hopes to expand the tournament to have an event greater impact for Make-A-Wish and its mission for area children.