This May is the 14th annual Mike Schmidt & HMY Winner’s Circle Invitational. The tournament has made a splash for years bringing in big fish and big money for charity. Brought to us by hall of fame baseball star, Mike Schmidt and HMY Yachts. Some of the other underwriters for Winner’s Circle Charities include: the Cleveland Clinic of Florida and the Marine Industry Education Foundation, a maritime academy, which trains students for furture boating-careers.
These generous chairmen united their love for angling and passion to fight cystic fibrosis. This is the 14th annual Winner’s Circle. After so many successful years this foundation has raised almost $2 million to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT:
The Winner’s Circle Tournament will be held at Old Bahama Bay at West End, Bahamas. Many of the boats will leave from their harbors in Jupiter, Florida and make their trip over to the islands. Check in will be on May 1st in Old Bahama Bay by 5:00pm and the captain’s meeting will kickoff at 6:00pm. The following 3 days will be chalk full of all day fishing. There a number of rules including lines allowed in the water at 8:00am and must be out by 4:oopm, followed by weigh-ins at the dock. Additional guidelines include no live bait, no chumming and no wire-line rigs.
Breakfast will be available for the angler’s every morning at Bonefish Folley’s beginning at 6:30am. Dinner and cocktails will be served beachside.
One of the awards given is the Jack Davis Award, which goes to the team that releases the most billfish throughout the tournament. Some of the billfish include; white marlin, blue marlin and sailfish. The grand trophy goes to the team who catches the heaviest combination of one tuna, one dolphin and one wahoo.
If you love to fish and want to fight for a great cause, oin this fabulous organization! The Winner’s Circle has earned its solid reputation by giving back and providing an exciting tournament for local anglers. For more information about the Winner’s Circle Invitational, visit www.winnerscirclecharities.org or email WinnersCircleCharities@gmail.com.