AC “A” Team scored second with 81 points. Captain Stu Baldwin,
with the Outer Banks Anglers Club, and his team received $250 for their
second-place finish immediately after the tournament. The Wells
Fargo Originator’s led by Team Captain Kelly Bergenstock, with Wells
Fargo Home Mortgage, placed third at the event. Bergenstock and
her team chose to donate their 3rd place winnings of $125 back to OBAR
Scholarship & Disaster Relief Funds.
year Aimee Pitts, of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage chaired the committee of
six OBAR members that planned the entire event. This was her
second year as Chair. Said Pitts, “The Fishing Tournament is
always a great day and the core committee is filled with many talented
individuals who have the common goal of a fun and successful event that
raises money for both the Scholarship and Disaster Relief funds.
It truly is rewarding to see so many individuals come together for such
great causes and the community as a whole is so incredibly generous
that it makes the planning that much easier.” Wells Fargo Home
Mortgage was also the Beverage Sponsor of the event, handing out free
drinks to thirsty fishermen throughout the day, and provided several
items for the fishing buckets including towels.
Cook from Prime Lending, and Vice Chair of the committee, donated a
Yeti Fishing package worth $500 for the grand prize. Only 250
tickets were available for the grand prize awarded at 6:30 in morning
on the day of the tournament via Facebook Live to Cola F. Vaughn, with
Cola F. Vaughn Realty. Prime Lending also sponsored the morning
coffee provided by Front Porch Café, a BBQ lunch by High Cotton BBQ,
and provided items for the fishing buckets.
tournament closed with an awards ceremony and raffle prizes.
Generous local businesses donated the raffle prizes, including Ace
Hardware, who donated buckets for the team’s fish, and TW’s Bait &
Tackle who provided 6 Shakespeare Alpha fishing rod combos for the
popular “pick a pole” raffle prize.
event has long been a fun occasion with comically named teams and
community support. Lori Brooks, 2018 OBAR President and owner of
Coastal NC Realty Group said, “The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS®
is dedicated to helping others.” Said Brooks, “On a gorgeous
October day, we held our 22nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
Fundraiser. The event raised almost $6,000 which will be divided
between our Disaster Relief and Scholarship funds. My heartfelt thanks
to all the teams that participated, the committee who helped to
organize everything and all our sponsors to help make this tournament
fun and meaningful for the people who benefit from the proceeds. I am
looking forward to next year , but until then, Tight Lines!”
annual surf fishing tournament benefits the Association’s Scholarship
and Disaster Relief funds. The Scholarship fund has helped send
129 local high school seniors to college. Monies from the
Disaster Relief fund, available to anyone living in the Outer Banks,
recently helped locals affected by flooding during Hurricane Matthew.