It’s more than a fishing tournament… we are Reelin’ for a Cause.

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Reelin’ 4 a Cause Charity Fishing Tournament, benefiting  CalvertHealth’s Cancer Center. It’s more than a fishing tournament, it’s a fundraising tournament – and the Captain/team that raises the most money will be crowned winners of the Captain’s Challenge. In addition to the bragging rights for the next year, a plaque with the Captain’s Challenge winner will be displayed in CalvertHealth Medical Center.

Proceeds from Reelin’ 4 a Cause will support the advancement of cancer care at CalvertHealth, including the oncology navigation program. Oncology navigators play a crucial role in helping patients navigate the complex healthcare system, empowering them to make informed decisions about their care and improving their overall quality of life during and after cancer treatment.  To learn more about the oncology navigation program at CalvertHealth and their partnership with Duke Health, an National Cancer Institute Designated Center top cancer program in the country, and the navigators who provide support and guidance to cancer patients and their families throughout their cancer journey – visit here:  https://www.calverthealthmedicine.org/Cancer-Care.

CalvertHealth’s cancer mission is to bring the best oncology care available to Calvert and our neighboring counties. One out of every three persons will be touched by cancer in their lifetime – and every single one deserves the most advanced cancer care locally. 

So, how can you help change the landscape of Cancer Care in Southern Maryland? Consider an event sponsorship package or creating your own team. As a part of this fishing and fundraising competition among friends, we want to help you and your team get creative in reelin’ in the support for such a great cause.

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Trophies will be awarded for longest fish overall, women’s longest fish and to the team that raises the most money.


The Captain/team that raises the most money will be crowned winners of the Captain’s Challenge and in addition to bragging rights for the next year, a plaque with the team name will be placed in the medical center.


The Calcutta (a tournament within a tournament) is a winner-take-all for the single longest fish among the teams who entered the Calcutta.

The team registration fee is $500 and includes one captain and four (3) anglers. All team registrations come with four (4) tickets to the Shore Party in the parking lot of the Urgent Care building in Solomons Island.


Reelin’ for a Cause is a tournament to raise money for Cancer Care at CalvertHealth. It is requested that all entries raise at least $1500 (in addition to their $500 registration fee).


We want to help you be successful in your fundraising efforts! Each team will be provided with a team-specific webpage to fundraise. A designated team member will be able to add photos, team events and more. You can link to this page on social media, email, however you choose to fundraise!

Below are the rules for the 2024 tournament.

Fundraising:
Reelin’ for a Cause is a tournament to raise money for Cancer Care at CalvertHealth. It is requested that all entries raise at least $1500.

Entry Fee:
$500 per boat for four (4) anglers (the captain and up to three additional anglers). Additional anglers will need to register for $150 each. Teams are responsible for providing their own boat. Registration includes a tournament long-sleeve shirt.

Fishing Area:
Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Fishing Hours:
Saturday, September 7, 2024 – Fishing lines in at 6 a.m. and fishing lines out at 3 p.m. Catch and release photos must be submitted (via the official tournament app) by 4 p.m. to qualify.

Eligible Fish:
This is a catch and release tournament. Any species of legal game fish is eligible. All fish must be legal according to MD DNR rules and laws.

Fishing Method:
All legal forms of fishing (hook and line only) are allowed. This includes chumming, trolling, live lining, etc.

Line:
All types of line may be used.

Measurement:
Only photo entries submitted via the official tournament app will be accepted. All fish must be measured with the tournament issues measuring stick – which will be provided to each boat/team captain at the Captain’s Meeting on Friday, September 15.

All participants are required to register for no charge at ianglertournament.com.

The length of each fish will be determined by length measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail (you may pinch the tail). Put the 2024 measuring stick on the deck of your boat. Lay the fish on the measuring stick, or next to the stick if the fish size will cover the entire ruler. Put the snout on the zero mark (the end of the stick). It helps to jam the measuring stick against a vertical surface to ensure that the zero mark, and the snout of the fish are even. Fish will be measured to the nearest 1/8th of an inch.

In case of a tie, the fish submitted first will be the winner, and the time considered will be the time that the iAngler tournament servers received the photo.

Contest Categories:
Trophies will be awarded for longest fish overall, women’s longest fish and to the team that raises the most money.

The Captain/team that raises the most money will be crowned winners of the Captain’s Challenge and in addition to bragging rights for the next year, a plaque with the team name will be placed in the medical center.

The Calcutta (a tournament within a tournament) is a winner-take-all for the single longest fish caught by a team entered into the Calcutta.

Weather:
Participants enter the tournament at their own risk and discretion. The tournament is rain or shine. There will not be a rain date.

Disclaimer of Liability:
All participants and guests of participants are responsible for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property and expressly assume any and all risks to their personal safety and well-being, as well as their personal property, as a result of their participation in the tournament. It is a pre-condition of participation in the “Reelin’ for a Cause Tournament” that all participants shall release and hold harmless anyone associated with this tournament from any and all claims, losses, costs and expenses, personal injuries, wrongful deaths and property damage, of any nature whatsoever, arising from or during participation in the Fishing Tournament. By electing to participate in the “Reelin’ for a Cause Tournament,” all participants agree to, and grant, this release of liability and shall not be permitted to withdraw or disavow that release of liability.


Is attendance at the Captain’s Meeting mandatory?
Yes. Only one member of each crew is expected to attend, and we need to know who is definitely fishing! Plus, this is our opportunity to make sure all Captains understand the rules of the tournament and have been given their packets/Captain’s swag.

When will I receive my Reelin’ for a Cause shirt?
Reelin’ for a Cause shirts for all Captains and anglers are available for pick up at the Captain’s meeting.

Do I have to have my own boat?
Unless you are sponsoring the event at a level that includes a charter boat (Red Fish Sponsorship), it is expected that each team provide their own boat. If you and a group of friends want to sponsor (Cobia, Rockfish, or Blush Fish levels) or simply form a team but do not have a boat, you could go in together and charter a boat.

Can I buy tickets to the Shore Party?
Yes, additional tickets to the Shore Party will be made available for purchase at a later date.

All sponsorship levels include boat entry and registration for four (4) to 15 anglers depending on the level. The team registration fee is $500 and includes one captain and four (4) anglers. All sponsorship levels and team registrations come with an allotted number of tickets to the Shore Party. It is our hope that whether or not you opt to sponsor or register a team, you will choose to fundraise for this important cause.

If you have any questions please contact us by calling Darren 443-532-5660 or sending an email to [email protected] 

All donations made to the CalvertHealth Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. CalvertHealth Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(C)(3) charitable organization. Please note the tax-deductible values of sponsorship levels. Laws governing matching gifts, private foundations and grants are the responsibility of the donor.

Fishing Tournament Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsor Levels



  • (2) boat entries. Sponsorship includes registration for 15 anglers and 30 tickets to the Shore Party.
  • Presenting sponsor recognition and inclusion on the following:
    • Presenting Sponsor Banner displayed at Shore Party.
    • Prominent logo placement on sponsor banner along route 4.
    • Exclusive signage displayed during the pre-event captain’s meetings and post tournament check presentation.
    • Company name/logo prominently displayed on website.
    • Recognition from the podium during Shore Party.
    • Logo placement on event T-shirts.
    • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in press releases and all print publications.
    • Placement in event promotions and communication (emails, print ads, tournament rules sheet).
    • Opportunity to add your company’s promotional item to the captain’s swag bags.
    • Entry for one (1) boat in the fishing tournament. Sponsorship includes registration for 10 anglers and 20 tickets to the Shore Party.
    • Cobia sponsor recognition and inclusion on the following:
      • Logo placement on large sponsor signs at the Shore Party
      • Prominent logo placement on sponsor banner along route 4
      • Signage displayed during the pre-event captain’s meetings and post tournament check presentation.
      • Recognition from the podium during Shore Party.
      • Logo placement on event T-shirts
      • Recognition as Cobia Sponsor in press releases and all print publications.
      • Placement in event promotions and communication (emails, print ads, tournament rules sheet).
      • Opportunity to add your company’s promotional item to the captain’s swag bags
  • Entry for one (1) boat in the fishing tournament. Sponsorship includes registration for 8 anglers and 16 tickets to the Shore Party.
  • Rockfish sponsor recognition and inclusion on the following:
    • Logo placement on large sponsor signs at the Shore Party
    • Prominent logo placement on sponsor banner along route 4
    • Signage displayed during the pre-event captain’s meetings and post tournament check presentation.
    • Recognition from the podium during Shore Party.
    • Logo placement on event T-shirts
    • Recognition as Rockfish Sponsor in press releases and all print publications.
    • Placement in event promotions and communication (emails, print ads, tournament rules sheet).
    • Opportunity to add your company’s promotional item to the captain’s swag bags
  • Entry for one (1) boat in the fishing tournament. Sponsorship includes registration for 4 anglers and 4 tickets to the Shore Party
  • Bar sponsor recognition and inclusion on the following:
    • Signature drink named after them
    • Banner at the bar
    • Recognition on website
    • Logo placement on T-shirts
    • Placement in event promotions and communications
    • Recognition from the podium during the Shore Party
    • Opportunity to add your company’s promotional items for the captain’s swag bags
  • Entry for one (1) boat in the fishing tournament. Sponsorship includes registration for 4 anglers and 8 tickets to the Shore Party
  • Recognition and inclusion on the following:
    • Logo placement on t-shirts
    • Recognition on website
    • Placement in event promotions and communications
    • Recognition from the podium during the Shore Party
    • Opportunity to add your company’s promotional items for the captain’s swag bags
  •  Sponsor recognition and inclusion on the following:
    • Custom cups with your logo on them at the shore party for attendees
    • 2 event tickets
    • Recognition on website
    • Placement in event promotions and communications
    • Logo placement on T-shirts
  • Recognition and inclusion on the following:
    • 2 event tickets
    • Recognition on website
    • Placement in event promotions and communications
    • Logo placement on T-shirts

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