CLEARWATER, Fla., (April 3, 2015) – MarineMax announced today that they, through a partnership with Mercury Marine, are sponsoring the YMCA Flats Fishing Classic. The event is scheduled to take place April 9 – 10, 2015 and MarineMax will enter teams of amateur fishing enthusiasts to compete in this fund raising event to benefit the Clearwater YMCA Financial Assistance Program.
Thursday evening, April 9, the YMCA will conduct their annual Flats Fishing Classic Benefit Auction and Captain’s Party. The event includes a buffet dinner, music, a live auction and a silent auction. Both auctions will feature excellent trips, spa package, fishing equipment, fine art and other items.
The tournament begins April 10 and is a catch-and-release tournament that covers Florida’s West Coast waters in two divisions; Amateur Adult and Professional Guide. The targeted fish are snook, redfish, and trout. Lines are in the water a 6:00 a.m. for the amateur anglers and 8:00 A.M. for the pro-guide boats. Scoring check-in is at 2:00 p.m. for all anglers followed by a lunch and awards ceremony.
“We are proud we have been a part of this tournament for many years. The YMCA Clearwater does awesome things for our community and we are glad to be able to give back,” expressed Collin Heimensen, Sales Manager MarineMax Clearwater. “The best part is we get to have fun and do a little fishing while supporting YMCA and its community programs.”