Charity Fishing Tournament to Benefit 8 Non-Profits

HYANNIS – A charity fishing tournament is underway on the waters off Cape Cod today as boats raise money for local non-profits.

Cape Abilities, Independence House, Special Olympics Massachusetts, Cape Cod Child Development, and Habitat for Humanity are among the beneficiaries of the first Charter Cup Fishing Tournament.

The event was organized by local builder E.J. Jaxtimer and Baxter’s Boathouse in Hyannis.

“I am proud that businesses from our local community are coming together to introduce this new fishing tournament to raise funds for our local non-profits,” said Jaxtimer. “With my lifelong passion for fishing and philanthropy, I wanted to create a new, exclusive fishing tournament that will benefit nonprofits who are in need of funding on Cape Cod.”

“We are so fortunate that there are community leaders who come together to respond to the needs of area non-profits,” said Rosalie Edes, the Executive Director of Cape Abilities. “We are truly grateful to EJ Jaxtimer for hosting such a creative and fun way for bring people together to support our agency and so many others.

Boats will raise a minimum of $2,500 for their selected non-profits. The winning boat will receive an additional $1,000 for their charity.

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