To the Editor:
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament had a successful outcome with a field of 38 boats and 18 total tarpon released, double the amount of tarpon released in 2014.
Brendan Coudal designed the 2015 Ladies Day logo and the tournament art again this year. A limited supply of his original art is on sale at the chamber, available on shirts and posters.
The Chamber of Commerce was fortunate to have many generous sponsors and donations this year. Thank you all for your tremendous support. All About You Salon & Day Spa, Barbara Anne’s Jewelry & Repair, The Boca Beacon, Budweiser, Englewood Glass and Mirror, Babb’s Barbershop, BNT Liquor, James Griffith Salon, Englewood Bank & Trust, Venice Gondolier, Waterline Magazine, Boca Grande Marina, Fugates, Heidemarie at Photographic Images, LLC, Hudson’s Grocery, Kevin Hyde at Parsley-Baldwin Realty, Safety Harbor Builders, Sisters Restaurant, Temptation Restaurant, Dolphin Cove and Jennifer Leek Inc., Knots Away Spa, Barnichol Hardware, Bayan Tree Pilates, Bethany Hamilton, Casuarina Charters, Artist Deborah Dawn Cooper – Fish Lady Online, Eagle Grille, Englewood Event Center, Artist Erin Starr, FISHY ITCHY, Glass by Gale, Grapevine Gourmet, GT Surf Lines, Hatch Gallery, Island Dog Boutique, Italiano Insurance, Key Agency, Kris Boyden, Lolablue, LLC, Morsels, Park Avenue Massage, PJ’s Seagrille, Reel Skipper Women’s Fishing Apparel, Sadie Green’s Small Pleasures, Safety Harbor Builders, The Seale Family, Inc., Realtors, Shantelle Porack with Insotonix, Smart Studio, Special Effects, Team Prestia, Vino Loco Wine & Tapas Bar and Zydeco Grille.
The Chamber of Commerce would also like to recognize the officials for their commitment and expertise: Head Judge Sandy Bylaska, Sam Steyer, Rich Caccavalle, Justin Davis, Dave “Smitty” Smith and Reggie Norman.
The committee is currently accepting art for next year. Deadline is Tuesday, September 15, 2015. For more information contact Melissa at Englewood Bank & Trust (941) 475-6771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Ladies Day committee is proud to be a part of an all-release tournament and would like to thank the anglers, the numerous volunteers and the community for their continued support. Support like this allowed the Chamber of Commerce to donate $1,000 to the Center of Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc.
Tournament Committee Director
Shown at right, (left to right) Amy Prestia, Melissa Laterza, Kay Tvorach from CARE and Candy Brooks, treasurer of the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce.