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For Immediate Release                    
Feb. 25, 2010
Staff Contact
Melanie Green, Communications Director
Voice (904) 394-9494, ext. 1204
Fax (904) 398-8025

NEFAR President
Carol Hill
Voice (904) 296-1906

Seventh Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For March 27
Proceeds benefit Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka 
For the seventh consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for Haven Hospice and the Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament. On March 27, two-person fishing teams will leave the Palatka City Dock at safe light with weigh-in scheduled for 3 p.m. Teams compete for prizes, including a $2,500 guaranteed payback for first place, $1,000 guaranteed payback for the tournament big fish and more. A $250 cash drawing for tournament boaters who are present immediately follows the Tournament.

NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice, with more than $108,000 having been donated to date. For full details, including boaters' registration forms and event sponsorship information, click here or contact Nancie Zimmerman at (386) 325-2965 or Glenn East at (904) 394-9132.


NEFAR president Carol Hill says, "Haven Hospice provides vital support and dignity to patients facing life-limiting illnesses, in addition to family support. NEFAR is delighted to help further their mission and good work through our Annual Charity Bass Fishing Tournament."


The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, 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 and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising more than 5,500 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.


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 nearly 50,000 patients and families since 1979 and has been licensed in Florida as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980. For more information about Haven Hospice, visit www.havenhospice.org or call (800) 727-1889.


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