The 32nd Annual Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament is set for June 20th through the 23rd at Playa Largo in Key Largo. It’s a great way to enjoy some South Florida sunshine, open seas, and contribute to a great cause.
"We are a group of healthcare providers who love fishing but, we are also more than that, we love fishing for a cause and we really enjoy making them our heroes," said Dr. Daniel Marin, Fishing Tournament Board Member & Miami Physician.
The second year in a row, the tournament will benefit Miami Bridge Youth And Family Services, a wonderful organization helping local kids in need.
"We are a residential shelter for runaway youth, at risk youth and we also provide community base services for families at risk or in need of intensive case management counseling for family or individual," said Mary Behr, Chief Program Director at Miami BridgeYouth & Family Services.
As for what goes down during the tournament, it’s a whole lot of fishing and a whole lot of fun.
"We have about 30 boats involved in a two day tournament, where we go out and have lots of fun. Overall it comes out to be a wonderful weekend for families to come and support a great effort and initiate the summer break," said Dr. Marin.
For Mary, she knows how important this partnership is and she’s grateful for the Miami Physicians support.
"Coming out between both organizations I feel is love, opportunity and hope. That is what they provide the folks that they work with and we provide that for our clients. It is our great pleasure to be partnering again with the Physicians Group because they do wonderful work," said Behr.
For more information, head to wefishforacause.com and miamibridge.org. You can visit the event’s retail sponsor Vineyard Vines in Merrick Park and Aventura to buy dad a father’s day gift on June 15th and 16th from noon to 4 pm and proceeds will be donated to this great cause.