I am excited to announce a new partnership between the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Columbia Sportswear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic, which is billed as the largest kayak fishing tournament in the world. This unique event, which features over 340 participants and $80,000 in prizes, does an incredible job of promoting the great sport of kayak fishing while also communicating a message of conservation and ethical fishing practices. This message is right in line with the mission of our own organization, so our sponsorship of the Classic is a natural fit.
In addition to being a sponsor of the Columbia Sportswear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic, the GHOF will also be one of its beneficiaries. Portions of the proceeds from the Classic will be donated to the GHOF to support our goal of funding inspired scientific research and innovative educational programs. Additional proceeds will be given to Daniel Memorial, Florida’s oldest children’s services agency, which provides for abused and neglected children.
The entire GHOF organization is proud to sponsor this great event and we encourage all fishermen, kayakers and conservationists to support this worthwhile event as well. For more information about the Classic, and to sign up for this year’s event, visit their web site at http://www.jaxkayakfishing.com.