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2019 Charity Bass Fishing Tournament

2019 Charity Bass Fishing Tournament

2019 NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Nets $28,826 For Haven Hospice

For the sixteenth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) held its catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament and Family Fun Day on April 27 in Palatka to benefit Haven Hospice. The charity event raised $28,826. Since Tournament inception, NEFAR has raised and donated $383,593 to Haven Hospice.

Departing from Palatka City Docks, 129 two-person fishing teams took to the St. Johns River in search of big bass. Fishing teams compete for prizes, including a $7,500 guaranteed payback for first place. Top Tournament winners are:

  • 1st Place: Jerry Shawver and Dan Irish
  • 2nd Place: Allen Hopper and Chad Willoughby
  • 3rd Place: Lee Stalvey Jr. and Jason Caldwell
  • Big Fish: Justin Rackett
  • 2nd Big Fish: Destin Demarion

While teams fished, members of the public enjoyed the Family Fun Day, including a giant inflatable slide, children’s fish tank fishing experience, Mason’s Kids ID Program, and more.

2019 NEFAR President Jeanne Denton-Scheck said, “NEFAR's annual Charity Bass Fishing Tournament is a highlight of our community affairs efforts. We are happy to not only be involved in our communities, but also to be able to support the important end-of-life services provided to patients and their families by Haven Hospice.”  

Photos of the event are here, and a video of the Tournament are here.


Many Thanks to Our 2019 Charity Bass Tournament Sponsors


Title – $2,500
Metro Market Trends


Big Fish – $1,000
Coldwell Banker Ben Bates

Second Big Fish – $500
Chris and Cori Steel

Angler’s Envy – $1,000
TD Bank

Hook, Line and Sinker – $500
Representative Bobby Payne / Kendall Title / Crabtree Law Group, P.A. / Bates Hewett & Floyd / Seminole Electric / Landmark Title / Uncork & Unwind and Lady Bug’s Gift Shoppe / Hog Waller Mudbog / Duane C. Romanello P.A. / Industrial Reliability & Alignments

Reel It In – $250
Johnson Overturf Funeral Home / Exit Real Estate Gallery / Ryan, Marks and Stromberg Attorneys / Osborne & Sheffield Title Services, LLC / The Legends of Real Estate / Guaranty Title

It’s A Keeper – $100
Taylor and Marshea Douglas / Sam Folds / McInnis Realty / Thomas C. Santoro, P.A. / Buzz and Dee Bumbarger / Glenn A. Taylor, P.A. / Bryan C. Goode III / Linda Cason