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Old 05-11-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
Joe Wegmann
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Re: Hell Divers rodeo May 30 - June 2

This year is going to be the 55th Annual Hell Divers Rodeo which will be held at Venice Marina on may 30- June 2.

The weigh in, awards ceremony and party will be held that Saturday night June 2.

We will have a fishing and diving category this year.

Fish categories will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and will include:

Speckled trout
Redfish
mangrove snapper
Red snapper

Dive categories will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and include:

Red and mangrove snapper
Grouper
Barracuda
Cobia
Jack fish
Sheepshead
Triggerfish
Stingray
Miscellaneous
Amberjack

There will be a master board, Freediving board, fishing board and a blue water board with prizes for king, Boat, club, first second and third places.

We will also have a band, coushon de lait, and plenty of cold beverages.

All though we plan on having a lot of fun this year at the rodeo, through its activities, donations from friends, and sponsors we support the following causes with the proceeds:

The Warren J. Mermilliod Scholarship Fund- The only scholarship offered at LSU in the Marine Biology Master’s Program

The Blake Terry MemorialFoundation- A non-profit organization formed as a search and rescue fund for recreational divers. They also provide free resources detailing the proper procedures for taking action in the event of a lost diver.

The “Gulf Artificial Habitat Fund”- An effect by the Louisiana Council of Underwater Dive Clubs that stands as the first line of defense in protecting and raising awareness of the removal of vital artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and its associated devastation to the vibrant marine ecosystem.

William F. Crawford Memorial Scholarship Fund- Students awarded this scholarship in coastal engineering will have an opportunity to learn about our communities love for the coast while pursuing their own passion and education.

We are asking for sponsors and donations for our prize table at the rodeo. Your generous donation will help us to remain vigilant in our fight to preserve the viability of our sport fisheries and to insuring the continued ecologic stability of our coastal waters through research and stewardship.

For more information please goto:

Hell divers spearfishing club page on Facebook or Helldivers.org

Thanks,

Joe Wegmann
President of the Hell Divers Spearfishing Club

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