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The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) launched its TIFT Catch a Redfish Educational Scholarship (CARES) at our 74th event in 2013.

The 10 month program will be open to all junior anglers registered in TIFT who are 16 years of age or younger.  Tagged redfish were released in the Laguna Madre Bay and any junior angler who catches one of the first five tagged fish will receive a $10,000 scholarship. We are now on our second year of TIFT Cares and junior anglers have until May 31, 2015 to try and ‘catch’ a scholarship.  Any junior angler registered in the 75th TIFT is automatically registered in the TIFT CARES.

“This program was designed as an investment in the future of TIFT,” says TIFT President Brent Baldree.   “We feel this is a wonderful complement to our existing annual scholarship program and encourages the family fishing experiences that have kept our tournament growing.”

TIFT CARES is proudly sponsored by Genco Energy Serives, Breakaway Cruises, Dargel Boats, Mitch & Clarise Heidenheimer & Sea Ranch Restaurant / Laguna Bob.  To learn more TIFT CARES, please contact Kristi Collier at 956-802-3475.

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