The seventh Annual Charter Cup Fishing Tournament, sponsored by E.J. Jaxtimer, raised $516,000 for 22 nonprofit organizations.
The tournament was held on July 12, with all funds raised going directly to the participating charities: Angel Flight NE sponsored by Andy Reardon & R A Villani, Inc.; Barnstable Police K9 Foundation sponsored by Tavano Mechanical Systems and Cape Dairy, LLC; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands sponsored by Barnstable Police Department and Botello Lumber; Cape Abilities sponsored by Jaxtimer Landscaping, LLC and Pella Windows & Doors; Duffy Health Center sponsored by Wendy’s and Captain Jeff Perry – First Light Fishing Charters; Gosnold, Inc. sponsored by Falmouth Lumber, Inc., Schumacher Companies, Inc., KVC Builders, Bigelow Fleming and Beacon Marine Construction, LLC; Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod sponsored by Shepley Wood Products and Brosco; Housing Assistance Corporation sponsored by Coastal Medical Transportation Services LLC and The Maffei Companies; Joslin Diabetes Center sponsored by E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. and KAM Appliances; May Institute sponsored by Carl F Riedell & Son, Inc., F.W. Webb Company and Stray Cat Sportfishing; Tommy’s Place sponsored by Mid-Cape Home Centers, Marvin & Christian Davenport; WellStrong sponsored by Bay Colony Concrete Forms, Inc., Gibson Waterproofing and Ty One On Sportfishing; Yarmouth Police Foundation sponsored by Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips, AeroCape Aviation & Emma Jack Charters; and YMCA of Cape Cod sponsored by Joyce Landscaping, Inc., Always Green of Cape Cod, Inc. and AeroCape Aviation.
The day ended at Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips in Hyannis, with an awards ceremony and live auction that raised $29,750. 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, Homeless Not Hopeless, Independence House and Cape Cod Elder Services.
The heaviest bluefish award went to Joslin Diabetes Center and the heaviest striped bass award went to the Yarmouth Police Foundation. In addition, the Battle of the Badges heaviest striped bass award went to the Yarmouth Police Foundation and the heaviest bluefish award went to Duffy Health Center. The sportsmanship award was given to Ken Whiting for his longtime support of the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament and the Cape Cod community throughout the years.
“In just seven years, we have raised over 1.5 million dollars for nonprofits that help make our community healthier and stronger. This year, we added the Battle of the Badges to thank all the first responders who keep us safe and come to our aid every day. We are so, so very lucky!” said E.J. Jaxtimer.
To learn more about the Charter Cup Fishing Tournament, visit www.jaxtimer.com/chartercupfishingtournament