5th Annual Charity Shark (+Tuna) Fishing Tournament

June 8 - 10, 2018 | Entry Fee: $500

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About the  Warriors for Warriors and the Charity Shark Tournament

Warriors for Warriors Inc. is an IRS designated 501c3 and we organize and run the Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament, an annual fund raiser tournament that features former US Navy SEALs, local veterans and local fishermen raising money for charities that support combat warrior veterans. Each year, the Tournament will announce a specific charity to support. This year, we will again, support Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), a charity operated by combat veterans, that has a highly successful program where warriors heal warriors of PTSD with the goal of preventing suicides. 22 veterans take their lives each day and with the help of our supporters, we can help prevent this from happening. Our event is run entirely by volunteers and we aim to keep our overhead very low by securing donated facilities, items and services so that we can donate as much as possible to Operation Restored Warrior. At ORW, 96.4 percent of all funds donated go directly to helping Veterans, putting them through a 5 day program, free of charge. While ORW works with veterans all across the country, we have had 8 local veterans go through the program. Our participants and this Tournament are saving lives!!
Warriors for Warriors is an IRS designated 501c3

Click Here for the IRS Designation Letter

Big Changes For 2018 to Increase Participation and Excitement!!!

***We are taking suggestions on Facebook page and re-evaluating 2018 Format and Calcutta. Will be updated very soon!! 

  • BIGGEST POTENTIAL PAYOUT in NJ shark fishing tournaments.
  • We switched now to be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedule so more can participate without taking time off work.
  • We added lucrative TUNA Calcuttas. Tuna have been moving in early. This will be the first opportunity to compete for Tuna in NJ!
  • We added Combo-Catch Calcuttas for teams that want to compete hard and go for both Shark and Tuna!
  • Captain’s Meeting and Weigh In at Hoffman’s Marina
  • Revised Awards Banquet, now dedicated specifically to the fishing tournament and on a different day.
  • Our big fundraiser dinner will be run separately and held on Saturday July 28th, 2018 at Crystal Point in Point Pleasant.

Entry Fee and Prizes

  • Entry Fee = $500
  • 50% of Entry Fees are donated to ORW, 50% paid to Winners.
  • 1st Place Mako: 80% of pot and two commemorative engraved Avet 50 EXW 2 Speed Reels.
  • 2nd Place Mako: 20% of pot and two commemorative engraved Avet 30 EXW 2 Speed Reels.
  • 1st Qualifying Mako weighed in gets $3000 Prize.

Former Navy SEAL involved with Warriors for Warriors

In 2014, former Navy SEALs Rich Graham and Shannon Rusch teamed up with Dave Lesperance to create Warriors for Warriors

  • Rich Graham
    •  Rich grew up in Manasquan, NJ. He joined the Navy, completed BUD/S 236 and served at SEAL Team 10
  • Shannon Rusch
    • Shannon is originally from Popular Bluff, MO and joined the Navy, completed BUD/S 236 and served at SEAL Team 4

 

Veteran Suicide Rates

Relevant Links: CNNVA.govFORBESUS NEWS

 MY ORW EXPERIENCE

WHY ORW

Dates and Locations

  • Tournament Dates: June 8, 9, 10 (Fri-Sun)
  • Captain’s Meeting: Friday June 8th Hoffman’s Marina West, 5pm-7pm
  • Weigh Stations: Hoffman’s Marina East, scale on fuel dock (scale closes 6pm Sun June 10th)
  • Awards Banquet: Wednesday June 13th, River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar 7pm-10pm.

Calcuttas

Calcutta approach is being re-evaluated. Will be updated soon!!

  • Shark and TUNA, Optional Calcutta Program- The biggest potential payout in North NJ Fishing!!

    • Heaviest Shark Calcuttas: $300, $500, $1000, $2500, $4000 (Mako/Thresher 50/50 split of each level)
    • Heaviest Tuna Calcuttas: $500, $1000, $2500
    • Combo-Catch Calcutta: $500, $1000 (Heaviest Combined Weight of 1 Shark and 1 Tuna)

About the  Warriors for Warriors and the Charity Shark Tournament

Warriors for Warriors Inc. is an IRS designated 501c3 and we organize and run the Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Tournament, an annual fund raiser tournament that features former US Navy SEALs, local veterans and local fishermen raising money for charities that support combat warrior veterans. Each year, the Tournament will announce a specific charity to support. This year, we will again, support Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), a charity operated by combat veterans, that has a highly successful program where warriors heal warriors of PTSD with the goal of preventing suicides. 22 veterans take their lives each day and with the help of our supporters, we can help prevent this from happening. Our event is run entirely by volunteers and we aim to keep our overhead very low by securing donated facilities, items and services so that we can donate as much as possible to Operation Restored Warrior. At ORW, 96.4 percent of all funds donated go directly to helping Veterans, putting them through a 5 day program, free of charge. While ORW works with veterans all across the country, we have had 8 local veterans go through the program. Our participants and this Tournament are saving lives!!
To see videos about ORW and the ORW Experience, scroll down to the videos below.
Warriors for Warriors is an IRS designated 501c3

Click Here for the IRS Designation Letter

Big Changes For 2018 to Increase Participation and Excitement!!!

  • BIGGEST POTENTIAL PAYOUT in NJ shark fishing tournaments.
  • We switched now to be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedule so more can participate without taking time off work.
  • We added lucrative TUNA Calcuttas. Tuna have been moving in early. This will be the first opportunity to compete for Tuna in NJ!
  • We added Combo-Catch Calcuttas for teams that want to compete hard and go for both Shark and Tuna!
  • Captain’s Meeting and Weigh In at Hoffman’s Marina
  • Revised Awards Banquet, now dedicated specifically to the fishing tournament and on a different day.
  • Our big fundraiser dinner will be run separately and held on Saturday July 28th, 2018 at Crystal Point in Point Pleasant.

Dates and Locations

  • Tournament Dates: June 8, 9, 10 (Fri-Sun)
  • Captain’s Meeting: Friday June 8th Hoffman’s Marina West, 5pm-7pm
  • Weigh Stations: Hoffman’s Marina East, scale on fuel dock (scale closes 6pm Sun June 10th)
  • Awards Banquet: Wednesday June 13th, River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar 7pm-10pm.

Entry Fee and Prizes

  • Entry Fee = $500
  • 50% of Entry Fees are donated to ORW, 50% paid to Winners.
  • 1st Place Mako: 80% of pot and two commemorative engraved Avet 50 EXW 2 Speed Reels.
  • 2nd Place Mako: 20% of pot and two commemorative engraved Avet 30 EXW 2 Speed Reels.
  • 1st Qualifying Mako weighed in gets $3000 Prize.

Calcuttas

  • Shark and TUNA, Optional Calcutta Program- The biggest potential payout in North NJ Fishing!!

    • Heaviest Shark Calcuttas: $300, $500, $1000, $2500, $4000 (Mako/Thresher 50/50 split of each level)
    • Heaviest Tuna Calcuttas: $500, $1000, $2500
    • Combo-Catch Calcutta: $500, $1000 (Heaviest Combined Weight of 1 Shark and 1 Tuna)

Former Navy SEAL involved with Warriors for Warriors

In 2014, former Navy SEALs Rich Graham and Shannon Rusch teamed up with Dave Lesperance to create Warriors for Warriors

  • Rich Graham
    •  Rich grew up in Manasquan, NJ. He joined the Navy, completed BUD/S 236 and served at SEAL Team 10
  • Shannon Rusch
    • Shannon is originally from Popular Bluff, MO and joined the Navy, completed BUD/S 236 and served at SEAL Team 4

 

THE ORW EXPERIENCE

WHY ORW

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