third annual Red Drum Tournament is on for Oct. 19-22
The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association’s (NCBBA) third annual Red
Drum Tournament, headquartered at Frank and Fran’s tackle shop, in Avon
will be held as scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 19-22.
“The Board of Directors feels that it’s important to the people of
Hatteras Island for this tournament to be held,” NCBBA said in a media
release. “While we realize the tri-villages and Avon suffered terrible
losses from Hurricane Irene and many people are in great need of basic
services and goods, there are many residents on Hatteras
who are not working because there are no visitors coming. The board
felt it was important to do our part in trying to stimulate the local
economy by not canceling the tournament.
“We may have to take a ferry ride if the road is not rebuilt in time,
but we’re fishing!” the board said.
The NCBBA board also voted to donate all tournament and raffle proceeds
to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men to help the people on the
In addition, this year NCBBA will sponsor a “Toys for Tots” drive
during tournament registration and throughout the tournament.
The group is asking all tournament participants to bring unopened new
toys and drop them off at Frank & Fran’s for the children of
During the first two tournaments, NCBBA collected non-perishable food
items for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry.
NCBBA has already presented a check to the Outer Banks Community
Foundation (OBCF) for $14,115 for disaster relief for Hatteras Island.
On Sept. 1,
NCBBA’s Board of Directors approved an immediate $2,000 donation to
OBCF to help the folks on Hatteras Island. In addition, the NCBBA
matched members’ donations up to an additional $5,000. Also, the
association had a member increase the amount an additional $1,000 for a
total of $6,000.
NCBBA will continue to accept donations thru October 31st at www.ncbba.org.
2011 NCBBA Red Drum T2ournament Schedule of
from 10 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Registration at Frank and Fran’s, Avon
from 6 to 8 p.m. is a judges’ meeting, general meeting, and hors
d’oeuvres at Cape Hatteras Secondary School Cafeteria, along with a
50/50 raffle and NCBBA membership and merchandise Table. A ticket is
Tournament fishing from two miles north of Ramp 23 to south of Ramp 38
to no driving zone.
Tournament fishing in same area.
from 12:01 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tournament fishing in same area.
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Banquet dinner, awards, and door prizes and
raffles at Cape Hatteras Secondary School Cafeteria. Ticket required.
participants receive one ticket for each night. Additional tickets will
be available at Fran & Fran’s for $15 for adults and $8 for
12 and under.
on the tournament and for rules, prizes, and entry forms, go to www.ncbba.org.