P.O.C. Grand Slam By Amy Gosnell

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 23 Sep 11 - 0 Comments

Fishing or Not, You Can Help the Community

The count down has begun……In just TWO SHORT WEEKS The “Christopher Ragusin” P.O.C. GRAND SLAM will be gearing up for its 6th Annual Memorial Fishing Tournament!!!! It is hard to believe it’s the “SIXTH!!!” Where did the time go??!!!

When Chris passed away we created this fishing tournament to honor him, a time and place each year where his friends and family can come together to reminisce, catch up and make new memories.

I did not know how we were going to pull it off. I had only fished a few tournaments with Chris and Curtis! I did not have a clue what it would take to put one together!!! Each year has been a learning experience. We use these experiences to hopefully make each upcoming year run more smoothly. We work hard throughout the year to pull everything together. We work really, really, really hard the day before, the day of and the day after!!! When you stop and think about how much we have been able to give back over the years in Chris’ memory, it makes all of the hard work worth it!!!!

I am very proud to say that over the past five years we have been able to give back over $35,000.00. We have awarded twenty two $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors and three $300.00 scholarships for continuing education students. Cash donations to various organizations: POC VFD, POC Service Club, Girl Scouts, Cub Scout Pack 116, The Port O’ Connor Sports Association, POC PTO, Communities Against Cancer, and Relay for Life, donations to three Churches in Port O’ Connor. We have also adopted 5 angels a year for the last four years, donated to families in need, helped with funeral costs and medical costs, participated in numerous benefits in and out of our community, sent care packages to the Military and much more!!!

We want for everyone to enjoy the festivities!! You do not have to fish to take part. We will be serving delicious food each night. We will have a SILENT AUCTION Friday, October 7TH and a LIVE AUCTION Saturday, October 8TH. LIVE MUSIC TO WRAP UP THE EVENT!!!!!

We would not be able to accomplish this with out the support of our community…..Each and everyone who has contributed, WE SAY “THANK YOU!!!” None of this would be possible without your help!!

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