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An offshore hunt is a great experience for family and first-time anglers at the Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

Avid family anglers can treat mom to a fun fishing competition that supports a worthy cause May 10-11, during the 18th annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys.

A captains meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Island Fish Co. Restaurant & Tiki Bar, 12648 Overseas Highway in Marathon.

Fishing takes place Saturday, May 11, in the tournament known as a great event for first-time anglers. Lines-in is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and lines-out at 3:30 p.m. A weigh-in will follow from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Curly’s Coffee and Marina, 11601 Overseas Highway.

The tournament awards banquet and ceremony are set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Marathon Yacht Club, 825 33rd St. Gulf.

Cash prizes totaling $9,250 will be awarded, with prizes for first, second and third place in four divisions: junior, ladies, weekend warrior and pro. Raffles and giveaways also will be featured. 

The challenge supports Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys’ work dedicated to the development of safe, decent and affordable homes.

Registration is open through May 10 at the captains meeting. Registration fees are $75 for junior anglers, $100 for lady anglers and $175 for both weekend warrior and pro anglers.More information is at mothersdaydolphintournament.com or via email to execdirector@habitatmiddlekeys.org.