Letter to the Editor - July 15, 2021
Grateful for fishing tourney support
First, no worries, I’ll be short here.
However, what needs to be said, more than anything else, is a BIG thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this year's tournament the BEST ever. If you were there, you know exactly what I mean. In addition, seeing the nearly 100 KID anglers and their families, friends and neighbors (300-plus in all) participate in an event that brings together all that is good about being and spending quality time together in a very special community. I can't think of a better way to enjoy a day. Smiles all around, awards, raffle prizes, snacks, face painter and balloon artist. And, not to forget, perfect weather.
Our sponsors were so generous with their donations and sponsorships. So much so that we, the DIIFC, (Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club) were able to donate our net proceeds of $10,000 ($5,000 each) to the Lowcountry Food Bank and Charleston Waterkeepers. Two extremely worthy organizations. These two organizations were chosen by our organizing/planning committee for their contributions to help supplement the additional food needs caused by this year's pandemic, and the commitment to keeping our recreational waters safe and clean for all to enjoy.
As an aside, for those of you who might not remember, our first year's net proceeds of $750 went to the Daniel Island Public Library. As it has been said, “We’ve come a long way baby.”
Lastly, I have trouble finding the words to express my surprise and gratitude, to the Daniel Island community, the POA, and the Daniel Island Community Foundation (DICF) under the wisdom and guidance of Jane Baker, for the honor that has been bestowed on me and my family, by renaming the Daniel Island KIDS Fishing tournament, the Danziger Cup Kids Fishing Tournament.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated July 16, 2021 -- The Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club (DIIFC) had been misidentified as DIFC.