Registration now open for Kids Win Fishing Tournament

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Posted 6/23/21

The Wharf at Orange Beach announced the returning of the Kids Win Fishing Tournament presented by Rouses Markets Saturday and will benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama. Every kid is a winner and will have the …

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Registration now open for Kids Win Fishing Tournament

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The Wharf at Orange Beach announced the returning of the Kids Win Fishing Tournament presented by Rouses Markets Saturday and will benefit Make-A-Wish Alabama. Every kid is a winner and will have the chance to collect tons of prizes and trophies.

“We are thrilled to host the Kids Win Fishing Tournament presented by Rouses Markets this year to help encourage children to get outside,” said Sheena Mizell, marketing + public relations director, The Wharf.

This event is great for first-time or experienced young anglers and costs $25 per entrant to participate. Registration is now open, and there are only 100 spots available. Any species fish may be caught and weighed, and fishing must take place within 3 miles of any shore. The Coastal Conservation Association Alabama (CCA) will be on-site showing kids how to safely and properly tag and release fish.

“It’s important to us to also help educate the kids on the meaning of taking care of our environment and waterways while also enjoying the outdoors,” said Blakeley Ellis, executive director, CCA. “We hope everyone will make plans to join us for some fishing and family friendly fun.”

Fishing begins Friday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. CT and will end Saturday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Weigh-ins will be held at The Wharf Marina in Marlin Circle Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

“This is great family friendly event to be a part of and Make-A-Wish is a very special organization, which we are always proud to support,” said Donny Rouse, CEO, Rouses Markets. “We’re looking forward to a great day!”

Children will be divided into two age divisions for prizes: Small Fry Division (ages three-eight) and Large Fry Division (ages nine-12). Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each age division for heaviest fish, Lunker (longest/largest fish) and a conservation award. A largest Pinfish award will also be given for both divisions.

“We are so excited and grateful to be a part of the Kids Win Fishing Tournament. What a great way to encourage kids to get outdoors and enjoy the waterways. By participating in this event, kids and their families are also helping Make-A-Wish bring life changing wishes to kids with critical illnesses. Thank you for partnering with us to bring hope and joy to kids waiting on a wish,” said Tracy Smith, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Alabama.

The Kids Win Fishing Tournament is a result of many generous sponsors, including presenting sponsor, Rouses Markets; gold sponsors, Coastal Conservation Association AlabamaC SpirePerformance Contractors; silver sponsors, Bryant BankPrinting Pros and bronze sponsor, Pepsi. Corporate partnerships are still available for this event and those interested in a sponsorship should contact Cindy Long at cindyl@alwharf.com.

For more information on the rules or to register a child, click here. To learn more about The Wharf and its offerings, visit alwharf.com.

About The Wharf

Located in beautiful Orange Beach, Ala., The Wharf is an official Entertainment District with hundreds of family friendly events throughout the year. Enjoy shopping, drinks and dining at our 60+ unique stores, bars and restaurants. Stay on-site at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel or Levin’s Bend Condominium, catch a movie at the 15-screen AMC Theatre, experience a trip around one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris wheels, take a train ride down Main Street, grab a game of mini golf, explore all that nature has to offer on a boating excursion or catch a nightly SPECTRA Laser Light Experience show — the options are endless. The 10,000-seat Wharf Amphitheater hosts a variety of well-known entertainers, and The Wharf Marina is home to some of the largest in-water boat shows and saltwater fishing tournaments on the Gulf. Life happens here. Let yours be a part of it. For more information or to book a reservation, visit alwharf.com.

About Rouses Markets

The late Anthony J. Rouse, Sr., founded Rouses Markets in 1960. Donny Rouse, CEO, is the 3rd generation of the family to lead the family-owned chain, which is one of the largest independents in the country. Rouses Markets has stores in Louisiana, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Lower Alabama and employs over 7,000 team members. It has consistently been voted Best Supermarket and Best Place to Work​. For more information, visit rouses.com.