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Fishing Tournament This Weekend

Posted by Amanda Hicks on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 12:03pm.

The Grand Slam KDW Tournament is back for the 23rd year in a row and you can see the impressive catches at the weigh station on Singer Island. 

The Grand Slam draws hundreds of fishermen every year and awards more than $50,000 in cash prizes to the winners. The tournament will be on Saturday, May 12th from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and participants will weigh in their fish at the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. If you hang out there, you can get a glimpse of huge saltwater game fish like tuna, barracuda, snapper and jack. 

The KDW Tournament was founded by Richard Black in the mid 90s. Since its creation, the competition has raised more than $600,000 for local charities. This year, in honor of Richard Black who passed away in 2014, proceeds will benefit the Coastal Conservation Association, Rendina Family Foundation and the AustinBlu Foundation.

"This tournament exemplifies his legacy - fishing, family fun and giving back," said Richard's wife Kathy. "Since the beginning, the KDW has meant so much to us, what better tribute to him than to dedicate this tournament to our husband, father and friend?”

After the weigh-in, there will be an award ceremony and BBQ at the Riverwalk in Jupiter. The party will take place from 5-9 p.m. and there will be lots of fun things to do as well as a raffle for cool fishing gear. For more information about the tournament, click here.

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