Key Colony Beach Marina
Phone: (305) 289-1310
Or, Drew Dinan
Phone: (330) 714-4245
Leon Shell Memorial Billfish Tournament Raises Money for Hospice of the Florida Keys Marathon, Florida. January 9, 2010. Every winter enthusiastic anglers gather in the Middle Keys to share a passion for fishing, and more importantly, to raise money for an organization that may one day play a vital role in all of our lives: the Hospice and Visiting Nurses of the Florida Keys.
Since its inception in 1998, the Leon Shell Memorial Billfish Tournament has raised over $125,000 for Hospice, including $25,000 in 2009 alone. Additionally, each year the Leon Shell raises money for a Youth Division that awards academic scholarships to young anglers looking to pursue higher education.
The non-profit Leon Shell Tournament, and the wonderful donations made annually to Hospice, is made possible only with the support of the local citizens and businesses of the Florida Keys.
We are currently accepting sponsors for this year’s event, as well as items that can be auctioned at the awards banquet. These tax-deductible sponsorships are not only a great way to support a worthy cause, but also help to promote your company through radio and television ads, tournament press releases, tee shirts, posters, and more.
The Leon Shell Memorial Billfish Tournament, to be held March 5-7, is quickly becoming Marathon’s premier sailfish tournament, with 20 boats competing in 2009 for a $25,000 top cash prize.
With your help and support, we look to continue the success of the event and exceed last year’s donation to Hospice and Visiting Nurses of the Florida Keys.
Please lend a hand in helping those that aid us in need.
Thank you for your support!