Anglers of all ages are invited to fish Father’s Day weekend with the ARC of Martin County at the 6th Annual KDW Offshore Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 15th in Stuart, Florida.
What better way to make this Father’s Day weekend memorable and fun, all the while supporting a stellar local charitable organization! The ARC of Martin County is excited to host a Kingfish, Dolphin & Wahoo tournament for their 6th year, and will again be based out of Manatee Island Bar & Grill in Port Salerno, Florida. A Captain’s Meeting at 6 PM on June 14th kicks the tournament off followed by a day of fishing on June 15th.
Entry fees, including a Captain and 3 Anglers, are $250 which includes a bucket full of goodies for the crew and four tickets to a lavish dinner buffet at the Awards Ceremony. Additional anglers can join in the fun for $25 per angler. $5000 in total cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded to the boats with the heaviest of each species, as well as a cash prize for top Junior Angler, and top Lady Angler. Well supported by many area businesses, there will be lots of fun with Live and Chinese Auctions, great food sponsored by Manatee Island Bar & Grill and live music. A perfect celebration for Father’s Day weekend all to benefit this special charity.
The ARC of Martin County, (Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged) is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential through residential, vocational, educational, behavioral and other healthcare services. “Our goal”, said ARC President & CEO Keith Muniz, “is to provide support, assistance and training that will enhance the abilities for children and adults with disabilities to thrive each day and achieve their fullest potential.”
The ARC owns and operates nine community-based group homes which are modified to accommodate special needs. ARC also provides children’s services such as after-school programs, ABLE summer Camp and behavioral learning programs; adult services such as adult day training, supported employment, supported living, vocational, transportation and community participation programs.
We believe that helping people with disabilities to lead more fulfilling lives by achieving higher levels of independence and responsibility is an attainable goal and it’s a great comfort knowing that we have incredible partners such as Publix Super Markets, PepsiCo-Frito Lay, Treasure Coast/Palm Beach/Indian River/ Showcase & Silver Star Provisions, and many others to help us achieve those goals of providing support and training to those in our communities with special needs.
“Without the support from our many partners, we would not be able to provide many of the supports that we currently do that empower individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges to achieve their full potential,” Muniz said.