I would like to tell you about two events that we have scheduled during the month of October. The first is our second annual Sheriff Chris Nocco’s Fishing For Families Saltwater Tournament. This charity fundraiser is scheduled for an 8 a.m. check-in on Friday, October 12 and is the premiere fishing event in Pasco County. Boats leave from Catches Waterfront Grill, 7811 Bayview Street, Port Richey, for a day of saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers receive a breakfast before they ship out, a boxed lunch for out on the water, and an afterparty at Catches when they return. This charity event benefits the Pasco Sheriff Youth Fishing and Environmental Education Center, the Sheriff’s Office Family Support Network, and our Explorer and Junior Explorer Programs.
Single participants can join the tournament for $600, which includes the food and afterparty described above, along with a tournament shirt, gift bag, and the placement in a boat with two other anglers, bait and tackle provided.
Paying $2,000 to become a Silver Sponsor gives you two angler spots with another paying angler to be paired up with your group. You also can have your business logo on our event signage, and your business promotional materials can be added to the tournament gift bags. You also receive all the items mentioned above for the single angler participants.
A $3,000 Gold Sponsorship gives you everything described in the Silver Sponsor level, with the addition of one more angler, for a total of three in your boat. You also can display your business logo on the Pasco Sheriff’s Charities website and display your business banner at Catches during the tournament.
We had a great day out on the water last year and many fish were caught (and released). We look forward to an even better event this year. For more information about our tournament, please contact Community Engagement Director Rick Cochran at 727-514-8417 or RCochran@PascoSheriff.org.
The second event we have scheduled next month is the annual Pasco Community Night, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Shops at Wiregrass Mall in Wesley Chapel. This is where we bring together our crime prevention and safety awareness programs for citizens to view. Citizens will also have the chance to meet many of the hard-working and dedicated deputies who serve them, including some that they may have seen on the nationally-televised A&E show “Live PD.” Our horses from our Mounted Unit will be on hand, some of our K9 teams, and our volunteer Jeep Unit.
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