FORT MYERS, Fla., (June 11, 2015) – On June 6, 2015 MarineMax Fort Myers took part in the Third Annual Offshore Rodeo and Reggae Party to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. The team consisted of MarineMax Brokerage Consultant J.C. Schwalback, MarineMax Sales Consultant Kyle Pillsbury, MarineMax Service Advisor Brandon Webber and MarineMax Service Technician Shannon Ryan fishing on a Boston Whaler 350 Outrage.
“We are proud that we have participated in this tournament for a great cause since its inception. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supporting the health and well-being of the children throughout Southwest Florida is commendable and deserves our support,” explained J.C. Schwalback. “The best part is that we get to have fun and the team gets to fish some of the best offshore fishing right here in Fort Myers; having a blast while supporting a great cause.”
The tournament was held at Salty Sam’s Marina and Bootleggers Waterfront BBQ. The fishing began at 6:00 a.m. and the weigh in closed at 6:00 p.m. After the fishing, the fund raising Reggae Party commenced with food, music and drinks from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. In addition to silent and live auctions there was an opportunity to enter to win a Kia Soul, donated by Fuccillo KIA. The drawing will be held on June 11, 2015.
The winner was Jason Schreyer on “Honey Money”, bringing in a possible world record black grouper weighing over 124 pounds. In all there were 1,200 pounds of fish caught. All the fish were donated, cleaned and prepared for the main course at the Reggae Party.
“Once again, the MarineMax fishing team failed to get on the board. Of course we would love to win and will be prepared to do that next year. However, the reason we enter year after year is to give back to the Fort Myers community where our fantastic clients live and boat, as well as, for the incredible opportunity to offer the best brands and provide outstanding services at our MarineMax facility,” concluded J.C. Schwalback.