In an effort to specifically aid individuals and small businesses directly involved in the Texas offshore fishing and marine industry, the Houston Big Game Fishing Club and the Lone Star Shootout have established the Hurricane Harvey – Sportfishing and Marine Industry Recovery Fund. Twenty thousand dollars from funds raised at this year’s Lone Star Shootout were allocated to get the fund started.
“The devastation and impact that Hurricane Harvey has had, and will continue to have on our fishing community knows no boundaries. The Texas International Fishing Tournament has pledged $25,000 to support the efforts of the Houston Big Game Fishing Club. Our neighbors need us, and we are here to help them rebuild” said outgoing TIFT President John Tippit.
One hundred percent of the money raised will be distributed to individuals, families, and small businesses directly involved in the Texas offshore fishing and marine industry from Corpus Christi to Beaumont. Priority will be given to individuals and businesses that have always been the lifeblood of the fishing community–captains, mates, service technicians, dock workers, craftsmen, and support businesses and their staff.
It’s time for a great community, a worldwide community with shared interests, to come together and help those who need our help. This is not just about Houston or Galveston. This is about the Texas fishing family. We have seen the devastation Harvey left in Rockport, Port O’Connor, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and their neighboring communities. We have always been in this together. Now we will recover and rebuild together.
Please join the Houston Big Game Fishing Club, the Lone Star Shootout and TIFT and give generously so, together, we can help our fishing and marine family rebuild their lives and their communities.
Donations may be made via PayPal or by mailing a check addressed to HBGFC to 305 21st Street, Suite 241, Galveston, TX 77550. No amount is too small, and every dollar is appreciated. Donations made are tax deductible through your contribution to the Houston Big Game Fishing Club, a 501 (c)(3) Texas nonprofit corporation. For further information about the Hurricane Harvey Sportfishing and Marine Recovery Fund, please contact Committee Chairman, Randy Bright at 713-816-2165.