On Sunday, August 20th the sun set on the 17th Annual Hamptons Offshore Invitational Tournament (HOI), benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI). The nine-day tournament, hosted by The Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club (SMTC), had 60 registered boats and raised $240,000 to support BBBSLI’s mentoring programs for children facing adversity on the East End of Long Island.
For years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island has been serving children on the East End of Long Island with their High School Bigs Mentoring Programs at Hampton Bays, Sag Harbor and South Hampton.
“It is wonderful to have the support of so many sponsors, anglers and dinner guests helping to make this year’s tournament such a success,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island CEO, Mark Cox. “The support we received at this event will help us continue to change lives of children on the East End.”
Headquartered at Oakland’s Restaurant & Marina in Hampton Bays, the tournament closed with nearly 500 people gathering at the awards dinner. After announcing the winners of each division and species, the crowd filled with anticipation as the winning raffle ticket was pulled announcing Dave O’connor of Hampton Bays as the winner of the 23’ Open Center Console Fishing Boat provided by Sportsman Boats.
To view a complete list of the 2017 Hamptons Offshore Invitational Tournament winners please visit http://www.hamptonsoffshore.com/
BBBSLI would like to give special thanks to the Chairman of the Hamptons Offshore Invitational Tournament, Scott Horowitz, and to all of the sponsors who helped support this event including: Platinum Sponsors: White Water Custom Sportfish Boats, George Vickers, Jr. Enterprises, Harry Bachrach, Shore Line Insurance, Wahl Rich Group, White Water Outfitters, Owen & Laurie Schwartz. Gold Sponsors: Advantage Title, Prime Marina Group, Sportsman Boats, Hampton Watercraft, Haskell Local Outfitters, Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina, Riverhead Building & Supply, South Shore Docks, Spellman’s Marine, Staten Island Yachts Sales, United Yachts Sales, Unity Electric, East Hampton Dental Group, ZBF Geothermal. Captain’s Meeting Hospitality Sponsor: Overtemp Marine. Valet Sponsor: Village Auto Body. Silver Sponsors: Fish & Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy, Inc., Shinnecock Marlin & Tuna Club, Dave Bofill Marine, Montauk Tackle, Big Daddy Tournament Outfitters, Shore Line Bulkheading. Trophy Sponsors: Trident Funding, Sea Tow Shinnecock/Moriches, Redgrave Electric Maintenance, Bay Gas Service.
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