RedSnook Kickoff Party raises more than $70,000 for hurricane rebuilding and recovery
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NAPLES, Fla. - Floridant -- The Conservancy of Southwest Florida's RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament Kickoff Party Oct. 21 raised more than $70,000 to benefit post Hurricane Ian recovery and building efforts.

A dedicated fundraiser for Hurricane Ian relief raised more than $45,000 in less than 10 minutes and will receive a match of $25,000 from the Collier Community Foundation. In total, the cash call from local anglers and guides and their friends and family raised more than $70,000. The funds will be given to the YMCA of Marco Island to provide support to residents and businesses on Isles of Capri as they recover from Hurricane Ian.

Due to impacts from Hurricane Ian, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has postponed the annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Fishing Tournament to Dec. 3 and. 4.

An online auction to support water quality projects is open for bidding through Dec. 4 and includes trips, fishing excursions, family activities, restaurants, tickets to attractions and more. For a $50 donation, get a chance to win one of three prizes, including a seven-day northern Canada fishing trip for two to Maria Lake Mini Lodge, a two-night stay with fishing trips and restaurant gift certificates at Hyatt House in Naples, or an Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing combo with rod and reel and textured fly line. Make your bid here at the RedSnook Auction site. (

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The annual catch and release fishing event is in its 15th year raising funds for the Conservancy's Fight for Clean Water, working to protect our most valuable natural resource, our water. In the wake of Hurricane Ian, the Conservancy's mission is as relevant as ever.

Registration for the tournament remains open through the rescheduled dates on Dec. 3 and 4, and the tournament's Awards Ceremony will be Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, sponsored by Northern Trust.

The catch and release tournament will be a two-day event, fishing for the area's most popular game fish: snook and redfish. Launch sites include Naples, Goodland and Chokoloskee. Registration is limited to 60 teams. Divisions include unguided and guided bait, fly, and unguided and guided artificial.

Team entry is $275 for one angler and $550 for two. For information, email call 239-403-4200 or visit

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About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida ( is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.Learn more about the Conservancy's work and how to support ( the quality of life in Southwest Florida

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