On Sunday, August 18th the sun set on the 19th Annual Hamptons Offshore Invitational (HOI) Fishing Tournament, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI). The nine-day tournament, hosted by The Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club (SMTC), had over 50 registered boats and raised more than $200,000 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 in Hampton Bays and Sag Harbor.
“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 change lives of children facing adversity on the East End by allowing us to increase the number of local children served by our mentoring programs.”
Headquartered at Oakland’s Restaurant & Marina in Hampton Bays, NY the tournament closed with 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 Fred Kossen of Hampton Bays, NY as the winner of the 23’ Open Center Console Fishing Boat provided by Sportsman Boats.
To view a complete list of the 2019 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 the sponsors who helped support this event including Platinum Sponsors: George Vickers, Harry Bacharach Inc, Owen and Laurie Schwartz, Pure Dental, Shore Line Insurance, Statewide Roofing and White Water Custom Sportfish Boats. Gold Sponsors: Haskell Local Outfitters, Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina, Riverhead Building Supply, South Shore Docks, Spellman’s Marine, Staten Island Yachts Sales, Strong’s Marine, United Yachts Sales and Unity Electric. Silver Sponsors: Advantage Title, Dave Bofill Marine Inc., Framingham Foundation, Overtemp Marine and Psycho Bunny. Valet Sponsor: Village Auto Body and Trophy Sponsor: Trident Funding.
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