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For Immediate Release                    

Jan. 31, 2011
Staff Contact
Melanie Green, Communications Director
Voice (904) 394-9494, ext. 1204
Fax (904) 398-8025

NEFAR President
Dane Leslie
Voice (904) 288-6205

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

All proceeds benefit Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center.

JACKSONVILLE / PALATKA, Fla. - For the eighth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament on April 30. NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice and has donated more than $124,000 during the past seven 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 place and a $1,000 guaranteed payback for the big fish of the Tournament. There is also an 80 percent payback to one in every seven boats. An additional $250 cash drawing for boaters who are present immediately follows the Tournament.

Tournament registration, as well as event sponsorship opportunities and complete event details, are available at
www.NEFARBass.org or by contacting Nancie Zimmerman at (386) 325-2965 or Glenn East at (904) 394-9132.

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.

About Haven Hospice
Haven Hospice is North Florida's expert in end-of-life and palliative care and has been recognized as a national Circle of Life Award winner for leadership 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 advance directives. Haven Hospice has served more than 50,000 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.

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. In addition, the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEFAR. 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 5,000 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.

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