This is the weekend to break out the fishing poles and golf clubs for a great cause. The sixth annual Hook ‘n’ Sink Golf and Fishing Tournament kicks off at Little Harbor Resort and Club Renaissance this weekend to benefit the Mary & Martha House.
The benefit begins at Little Harbor Resort at 7 p.m. on Friday night with a Captain’s Meeting and pre-tournament party for the participants of both events. Food, music, beverages, socializing and one of the best sunset views on Tampa Bay will be available.
The fishing tournament begins with check-in at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Little Harbor Marina. Fees for the event are $50 per person and $25 for children under the age of 12. Fishermen receive goodie bags, visors and a take-along snack. It culminates with post-tournament awards, food and music.
New this year is the addition of pro and amateur designations. Pro is considered anyone using a charter service with a licensed captain. Amateur will be all other fishermen using a private vessel or fishing from a pier, dock or land. The first-place fishing teams in both divisions will take home a $1,000 prize, $750 for second place and $250 for third place. The children’s division will also have first, second and third-place prizes.
On Sunday, the event moves to Sun City Center and Club Renaissance on South Pebble Beach Boulevard for the golf tournament. Check-in begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. The registration fee includes green fees, a golf cart, hors d’oeuvres and tournament prizes.
The Mary & Martha House is a Ruskin-based emergency and transitional shelter for homeless and abused women and their children. In addition to its core mission of providing a safe haven to women and children in danger and in need, the Mary & Martha House also offers a wide variety of educational and job-assistance services. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization depends entirely upon the generosity of area businesses and organizations. It is the only such shelter in South Hillsborough.