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The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) will launch its 3rd annual TIFT Catch a Redfish Educational Scholarship (CARES) at the 76th TIFT in 2015.

The 10 month program will be open to all junior anglers registered in TIFT who are 16 years of age or younger.  Tagged redfish have been 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. Junior anglers will have from August have from August 1, 2015 until May 31, 2016 to try and ‘catch’ a scholarship.  Any junior angler registered in the 76th 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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