Plan for Maximilian Foundation’s Boat Tourney and Family Fish Fry

Manahawkin Elks This Year’s Host Site
Oct 05, 2016

The Maximilian Foundation is hosting its annual Striped Bass Boat Tournament & Family Fish Fry at the Manahawkin Elks Lodge Nov. 4 to 6 to raise funds for the organization. The events are open to anyone who would like to come, have fun and benefit the foundation, which supports bona fide programs that work with children and adolescents’ insecurities through counseling, substance abuse awareness and education.

This is a multi-day event in two parts – the boat tournament, which runs from Friday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 6, and the Family Fish Fry on Nov. 6. Folks can buy tickets and attend the Family Fish Fry whether or not they are entered in the fishing tournament.

The tournament awards cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,000; third place, $500. (These prize amounts are based on the maximum of 25 boats entering. If fewer boats enter, prizes will be adjusted accordingly.)

Manahawkin Elks Lodge, at 520 Hilliard Blvd., is the host location for the fish fry and for the tournament-related signups, meeting, weigh-in and awards.

The schedule of tourney events follows.

• Captains dinner/meeting begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

• Fishing begins, 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and ends at noon Sunday, Nov. 6.

• Early entry deadline (for discounted entry fee) is Oct. 14.

See the website for complete details.

The Family Fish Fry, open to the public, begins at noon Sunday, and food is served from 1 to 5 p.m. Activities include volleyball, horseshoes, live entertainment, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets for the fish fry are: adults, $15 in advance, $20 at the door; and children younger than 13, $8.

To register boats for the tournament, go to the website; its Facebook page also has a link.

To pre-register for Fish Fry tickets, go to

The foundation’s focus, efforts and mission are to help support those programs designed to strengthen individuals, build character and confidence, thus allowing children and adolescents to better cope with life’s challenges, develop strong life skills and learn to believe in themselves.

The foundation has partnered with Southern Regional School District to fund an expansion of the STYLE (Student Team Building Youth Leadership & Experience) program for the 2016-17 school year.

“Our 2016 fundraising will allow us to continue and expand this program for the 2017-18 school year,” said organization representatives in a press release.

For more information, call Don Myers, board member, at 609-709-3763. —M.S.

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