Started putting up flyers around town today(below). The shirts and hats have been ordered and all the prize packages are mostly complete.
The Charity raffle will be held at the awards ceremony on Sunday night. We expect about $5,000 worth of raffle prizes comprised of spearfishing and boating gear and local gift certificates as well. We're still working on it.
There will be a captains prize worth $3,500 that will include an Amadeo Bachar Original (wahoo themed) painted just for the tournament, a Seadek helm station pad, and a Fusion 500 watt marine amp. Captains prize is $40 to register.
We have a team prize as well this year. We will announce how the team and captains prizes will be won in the next week or two. The team prize is 50% off up to 4 divers for a 5 day, 3 day spearfishing trip to Sea Sniper Baja to dive Cerralvo Island. All boats can register for this by giving a boat name and list of up to 4 divers.
We also extended the Open Category from 3 to 5 places this year. We have now also created 1st and 2nd for Mutton Snapper category.
1st Place Open is valued at ~$4,600
2nd Place Open is valued at ~$1,600
3rd Place Open is valued at ~$900
4th Place Open is valued at ~$300
5th Place Open is valued at ~$150
1st Place Junior is valued at ~$1,300
2nd Place Junior is valued at ~$700
1st Place Mutton Snapper is valued at ~$450
2nd Place Mutton Snapper is valued at ~$275
We are still trying to add more prizes as can get them.
Notable charity raffle prizes that we have so far (this raffle is open to everyone):
Sea Sniper DiveR Blades
Koah Fin/Gear Bag
E-Sea Rider Bean Bag
Red Tide Weigh Scale and Pelican Case
Speared Gear Nova Suit
Spearingmagazin Subscription, Hat, and shirt
FII level 1 class from Formula Freediving
Bluetec Flame Blades
Magna Gas Grill
Farout Fishing half day charter
Amadeo Bachar Large Wahoo over the Keys Framed print
Amadeo Bachar Medium Hogfish over the Keys Framed Print
Riffe Utility backpack
All this is subject to availability and can change but 95% of it has been set in stone.