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For Immediate Release                                         
Feb. 25, 2009

Contact: Melanie Green, Communications Director
MGreen@NEFAR.org
(904) 394-9494, ext. 1204 / (888) 296-6123, ext. 1204
Fax (904) 398-8025

Sixth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 25
All Proceeds Benefit Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center

JACKSONVILLE / PALATKA, FL - For the sixth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament on April 25. NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice, with more than $92,000 having been donated during the past five years.

Two-person fishing teams leave the Palatka City Dock at safe light and weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. Teams compete for prizes, including a $2,500 guaranteed payback for first prize. There is an 80 percent payback to one in every five boats. An additional $250 cash drawing for boaters who are present immediately follows the Tournament.

For full details, including boaters registration forms and event sponsorship information, click here -  NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament  - or contact Terri Ellis at (904) 394-9494, ext. 1325 or Glenn East at (904) 394-9494, ext. 1209.

Volunteer staffing is provided by NEFAR's Putnam Council of Realtors and Haven Hospice team members. Tournament Director Mike Oglesbee, of OGS Tournament Trail, provides his expertise and time free of charge each year to ensure a successful Tournament.
 
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) is headquartered in Jacksonville with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach and Palatka. NEFAR is the largest trade association in northeast Florida, serving more than 6,800 Realtor and affiliate members in Duval, Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Haven Hospice is North Florida's expert in end-of-life and palliative care and is one of three 2008 Circle of Life Award winners nationwide to be recognized as leaders in improving the care of patients near the end of life or with life-threatening conditions. Haven Hospice has also been recognized as a Florida Pacesetter for its leadership in promoting living wills. Haven Hospice has served more than 45,000 patients and families since 1979 and has been licensed in Florida as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980. For more information, visit www.havenhospice.org or call 800-727-1889.

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