Crystal Point Yacht Club
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About the Tournament
The Warriors for Warriors Charity Shark Fishing Tournament is being established as an annual fund raiser that is run out of New Jersey’s Manasquan Inlet, featuring US Special Forces combat warrior veterans raising money for charities that support the needs of other combat warrior veterans. Each year, the Tournament will select a specific charity to support, with a focus on organizations that support the needs of our US military combat warrior veterans. For 2014, we are proudly supporting Operation Restored Warrior, a veteran operated 501c3 organization focused on helping prevent veteran suicide.
This tournament is organized by local resident and fisherman Dave Lesperance (boat name: Deal Maker) along with former US Navy SEALs Rich Graham, of Orlando, Florida (originally of Brielle, NJ) and Shannon Rusch of Charlotte, North Carolina (originally Poplar Bluff, Missouri). Rich and Shannon completed BUD/S Class 236 together. Rich was assigned to Team 10 and Shannon to Team 4 and both have had combat deployments worldwide.
The tournament will be a 24 hour tournament, beginning on Friday evening June 13th, after the Captain’s Meeting and end at 7pm on Saturday, June 14th. Weigh ins will be done at Crystal Point Yacht Club beginning at 7:30am on June 14th. Please see the Rules for complete details. Awards will be presented at the after-party fundraising dinner at River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar on June 14th, which begins at 8:00pm. This fund raiser dinner will provide people the opportunity to meet the Navy SEALs involved and will include a fantastic Chinese Auction for special commemorative items along with a range of really amazing goods/services donated by local businesses and tournament sponsors. Entry to the after party fund raising dinner is a donation of $30 per person and will include free food and discounted drinks. Tournament winners will get in free of charge.
About the 2014 Charity
For 2014, we are proudly raising money for Operation Restored Warrior. (operationrestoredwarrior.org). Currently, an average of 22 American combat veterans are committing suicide each day and Operation Restored Warrior has a program to help at-risk veterans heal, recover and restore with the objective of preventing suicide.
Win Special Commemorative Items
Very Special 50/50 raffle at the captains meeting. Buy tickets and the winners will not only receive 50% of the pot, but will also win the honor and privilege of having a Special Forces veteran fish on their boat for the tournament. This will provide an amazing opportunity to get to know someone who has dedicated considerably to protect and promote America's freedom and values. Additionally each winner will receive a commemorative offshore reel, engraved with the Special Forces unit emblem of veteran that fishes on your boat. Additionally, we will have a silent auction for some really great items at the Awards After Party.
Copyright 2014. Warriors for Warriors Tournament®
June 13th & 14th, 2014
Entry Fee: $450
- Entry Form -
- Ocean Forecast -
Provide your information and we will put your name in a drawing for a big game fishing reel. Winner selected at the Captain's Meeting.
Videos of Previous Fund Raisers
• 1st Place 80% of the purse
• 2nd Place 20% of the purse
• $3000 Bonus for first Mako ≥ 175#
• $500 drawing for each qualifying Mako
• Mako Calcutta $300
• Mako Calcutta $100
• Thresher Calcutta $100
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