The V.I. Game Fishing Club will hold its annual July Open Kids’ Tournament Sunday, and the first 250 kids can sign up for free, according to the sponsors.
The event will take place at the IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina in Red Hook. Participation is open to all youth 15 years of age and younger. Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The first 250 to sign up will receive free entry, which includes a T-shirt, backpack, handline and bait.
All entrants will receive free pizza from Island Time Pub and a drink after fishing.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the VIGFC tables at the yacht harbor marina. Participants can fish from any dock, rock or stump in the marina, as long as they stay on shore! The official weigh-In will take place at 11 a.m. Prizes, include trophies crafted by My Brother’s Workshop, gift certificates, cash and much more donated by community businesses including Diamonds International, Budget Marine, East End Flower Shop and Guardian Insurance. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 years and younger, 7 to 12 years, and 13 to 15 years.
The tournament is sponsored by the VIGFC, Neptune Fishing Supplies, AYH, Island Time Pub and Chelsea Drug Store.
Further information is available by calling 340-775-9144 or sending email to [email protected]