Striped bass tourney remembers Almeida, helps Food Pantry
Tue Aug 26, 2008, 11:01 PM EDT
The Leo Almeida Memorial North Shore Striped Bass Tournament will be held Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 2008 - to raise money to fight hunger on Cape Ann and other local communities. Now in its sixth year, the tournament has raised $19,000 so far.
Prizes up to $500 will be awarded in various categories, including boat, shore/surf and for children under 16. A raffle of dozens of prizes will also be held. Those who wish to donate to the pantries can enter and will also be eligible to win raffle prizes.
Entry fee is $10. Tickets are available at Winchester Fishing in Gloucester and at Fin and Feather in Essex. Ticket sales end Friday, Aug. 29.
The Cape Ann Food Pantry on Emerson Avenue has been feeding local residents for over 25 years. The tournament will also benefit the People to People Food Pantry in Danvers and Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury.
Leo Almeida was a lifelong North Shore resident whose commitment to public service was matched by his love of fishing. He died in 2003, shortly before the first North Shore Striped Bass Tournament that he organized.
To enter or for more information, see www.northshorestriper.com
or call Tournament Chairwoman Amy Almeida at 978-777-0026.