Big 3 Fishing Tournament Raises $385,000 for Big Brother Big Sister

HARWICH — The 5th annual Big 3 Fishing Tournament raised more than $385,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands. More than 300 people were in attended the July 13 event with some 43 boats participating.

Sam Jaxtimer on “Thresher” caught the largest fish, a 261-pound tuna. In the “bass and blues” category, Jeff Perry on “First Light” took the category with a 38-pound bass and Fran Kenney’s 13.8-pound Blue Fish took that on the “Gabbiano.”

The event was held at the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich with the fishing tournament taking place from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by an evening cocktail receptions on the beach.

“This is the largest fundraiser for our agency” said JR Mell, Regional Director of BBBS of Cape Cod & the Islands told the Cape Cod Times. With the help of the Big 3 Fishing Tournament, BBBS is on track to serve more than 400 kids by 2020.

All photos by Bill Brett

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