GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (SEPTEMBER 8, 2016) – Cast off at the Salty Classic Fishing Tournament on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston, Texas. Cash payout is anticipated to be $10,000, distributed to the top five teams. Two-man and youth tournament teams can register online at www.thesaltyclassic.com.
In partnership with sponsors Classic Auto Group Galveston and Pelican Rest Marina, the tournament seeks to raise $50,000 for “Clean Culture,” a mobile shower trailer mission of Salty Culture. The eight-stall shower trailer-on-wheels will serve the island’s homeless population by providing dignity and opportunity to those experiencing crisis. Additionally, “Clean Culture” will be a partner to both Galveston Island and the surrounding region in the event of coastal natural disasters, able to provide showers to both victims and emergency crews during times of crisis.
“We believe that everyone has a right to be clean, and that a simple shower can provide comfort during a time of crisis,” stated Salty Culture founder, Clint Shuttlesworth. “That crisis could be an instance of homelessness but could also be in the face of a hurricane, devastating flooding events or any other natural disaster.”
The tournament will kick off with a Captain’s meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28th at Pelican Rest Marina, located at 7819 Broadway, Galveston, Texas. Fishing hours will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29th and return for weigh-in that same day between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Adult Division is awarded on a heavy stringer (five fish bag). Each adult team is only allowed to bring in one trout over 25” and no more than two slot reds. A combination of three trout and two reds make up the stringer. In the Youth Division (12 years of age and under), first through fifth place will be awarded to the heaviest fish, any species.
The Salty Classic weigh-in party begins at 5:00 p.m. at Pelican Rest Marina and features live entertainment, food and beer. Silent and live auctions will feature incredible art, photography, trips, jewelry, gift baskets and more! Wristbands for the weigh-in party can be purchased in advance for $10 online or at the door for $20.
Could your business or organization benefit from exposure to hundreds of fishing enthusiasts and local residents? Several sponsorship opportunities and vendor booth spaces are available. Sponsorships include promotion in print advertising and on the event website and social media, as well as hats, t-shirts, swag bags and more. Visit www.saltyclassic.com for complete sponsorship opportunities and to secure yours today.
Registration fees are $100 per adult angler and $10 per youth angler. The full rules and regulations for the Salty Classic Fishing Tournament can be found online at www.saltyclassic.com or by calling Clint Shuttlesworth at (409) 789-1234.
About Salty Culture:
The people who make up Salty Culture believe that a difference can be made no matter how small the beginnings. We have big dreams to create a community that thrives on love and support. We want to live in a world where people help each other and in order to live in that world, we believe we must create it.
The tangible side of Salty Culture revolves around service. We have been actively pursuing and completing service projects in and around Galveston Island since 2014 and are booking our 2016-17 calendar. The intangible, yet deeply valued, side of Salty Culture is the relationships that are forming. Our vision is to connect those in need with those willing to serve, to provide a place of respite for those who are weary and to create hope where it has long been absent. Visit online at www.saltyculture.com.