The sixth annual Charter Cup Fishing Tournament, sponsored by E.J. Jaxtimer Builder on July 13 in Hyannis Harbor, raised $405,000 for 18 nonprofits.
Nonprofit beneficiaries were: Angel Flight NE, supported by Andy Reardon & R A Villani, Inc.; Barnstable Police K9 Foundation, supported by Tavano Mechanical Systems and Cape Dairy Products, Inc.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands supported by Barnstable Police Department; Cape Abilities,Jaxtimer Landscaping LLC; Local First Responders Mental Health Awareness & Support Initiative, supported by Mid-Cape Home Centers, Duffy Health Center, Wendy’s and Captain Jeff Perry; Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, supported by Shepley Wood Products; Housing Assistance Corp., supported by Coastal Medical Transportation Services LLC and The Maffei Companies; Joslin Diabetes Center, supported by E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.; May Institute, supported by Carl F Riedell & Son, Inc. and Stray Cat Sportfishing; WellStrong, supported by Bay Colony Concrete Forms, Inc., Gibson Waterproofing and Ty One On Sportfishing; Yarmouth Police Foundation, supported by Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips and Emma Jack Charters; and YMCA of Cape Cod, supported by Joyce Landscaping, Inc. and AeroCape Aviation.
The weather conditions were perfect and many of the teams had some great catches. The day ended at the weigh-in station outside Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips, Hyannis, with an awards ceremony and a live auction that raised $20,000. Funds raised by the live auction will benefit Cape Kids Meals, Yarmouth Food Pantry, The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, A Baby Center, Sharing Kindness and Tommy’s Place.
The heaviest bluefish award went to Joslin Diabetes Center and the heaviest striped bass award went to Duffy Health Center. In addition, the leadership award (a hand-carved, custom-painted tuna by Ken Whiting) was given to Carl Riedell of Carl F Riedell & Son, Inc. for his fighting spirit and commitment to supporting the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament and the Cape Cod community throughout the years.
“This year we reached a milestone by raising over one million dollars for our local charities since the tournament’s inception in 2017. By working together as a community, we can accomplish many good things,” E.J. Jaxtimer.
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