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Reeling for autism

Catch, photo and release fishing tournament to benefit Family Initiative

By Breeze Staff Report - | Jun 3, 2021

Salty Sam’s Marina on Fort Myers Beach will be hosting “Reeling for Autism,” a catch, photo and release tournament, Saturday, June 19, to support Family Initiative services and autism program in Southwest Florida. The Cape Coral nonprofit supports child welfare services, applied behavior analysis therapy and occupational therapy.

The cost to enter is $200 per angler, with four per team. Anglers can register at reelingforautism.com. There is no entry fee for family fun activities.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, June 18

* Captain’s Meeting hosted at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

* 6:30-7 p.m. Check-in

* 7-8:30 p.m. Captain’s Meeting with dinner, raffles and fun.

Entry is free to captains and anglers, with additional guest tickets $25.

Saturday, June 19

* Fishing Tournament & Family Fun hosted at Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill

Tournament Day

$4,000 First Prize, $2,000 Second Prize, $1,000 Third Prize

* 7:30 a.m. Lines in

* 11 a.m. Family fun activities start (no entry fee)

* 4 p.m. Photo review

* 5 p.m. Captain’s Dinner & Awards

Kid’s Activities

* Cornhole

* Lifesize bowling

* Putting green

* Temporary tattoos

* Kids pool fishing

Fun for Families

* Pirate ship tours

* Waterslide bounce house

* Ice cream truck

* Magician

* Caricature drawings

* Reunite table

* Slingshot car

* Photo booth

For adults

* Tiki bar

* Silent auction

* 50/50 raffle

* Jewelry & merchandise sales

Salty Sam’s Marina is at 500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. Call 239-463-7333 for more information.

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill is at 2500 Main St, Fort Myers Beach. Call 239-463-3257 for more information.

Family Initiative, a 501(c)3 public charity, is at 734 S.W. 4th St., Cape Coral. For additional information, call 239-910-0712, or visit www.fi-florida.org.