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May 15, 2014

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Melanie Green, Communications Director
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2014 NEFAR President
Linda McMorrow
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NEFAR Nets $27,717 For Charity in Annual Bass Fishing Tournament
Total raised and donated to Haven Hospice during past 11 years now $215,296.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Big fish, big money! On April 26, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) presented a check for $27,717 to Haven Hospice from the proceeds of NEFAR's 11th Annual Charity Bass Fishing Tournament and Family Fun Day. Since event inception 11 years ago, NEFAR has raised and donated $215,296 to Haven Hospice. The catch-and-release Tournament is held each year at the Palatka riverfront along the banks of the St. Johns.

The 2014 event featured 114 boats, with fishing teams vying for prizes including $2,500 for first place and $1,000 for the largest fish caught. The fishing team of James Bullard and Marcus Hodges had a fantastic day, winning in both the first place and largest fish categories and taking home a pay day of $3,500 as a result. Their five fish limit weighed in at 30.61 pounds and included the 10.82 pound big bass.

The Haven Hospice Family Fun Day activities included a blow-up slide and Reel Kids Casting Skills Competition for children in two age brackets: 7-11 years and 12-15 years.

2014 NEFAR President Linda McMorrow says, "NEFAR is proud be a part of the community supporting Haven Hospice; an organization that provides exceptional care and compassion to so many families in Northeast Florida."

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, communications and media relations services, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in northeast Florida; serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights, community affairs programs, and free, comprehensive monthly market statistics reports from data compiled through NEFAR's wholly owned subsidiary, the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS). NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising more than 5,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.

Photo: A high resolution photo of NEFAR’s check presentation to Haven Hospice is available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ceny05r6cdzi2bo/NEFAR%20check%20presentation.jpg. 2014 NEFAR President Linda McMorrow is at far right, front row (white slacks, turquoise top).

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