Four teams from Coastal Flow Measurement Companies, led by company COO Mark Fillman, recently participated in the 14th Annual “Cast for the Cure” Fishing Tournament, held August 13 through 16 in Rockport, Texas and benefiting the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This event included a two-day guided tournament during which two anglers per boat fished in one of three divisions — artificial, live bait, or fly-fishing. In addition to the two days of guided fishing, tournament entry included all meals, refreshments, and an award dinner. All participants also received an event fishing shirt, “goodie” bag, and an invitation for an accompanying guest for all evening events. This year, 64 teams competed in the tournament, with most participants based at the welcoming and very picturesque Lighthouse Inn overlooking Aransas Bay in Rockport.
Included in the activities schedule were a live auction, a silent auction, and a raffle that offered guests a chance to win one of three shotguns that were donated to this year’s event. For 2015, the tournament raised $246,000 dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an impressive accomplishment by any measure. Over the 14 years since the initial tournament, the “Cast for the Cure” has raised over $2.5 million dollars for research that aids in the development of new treatments for cystic fibrosis patients.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org
), a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to cure cystic fibrosis while providing all patients with an opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatments, and ensuring access to high quality, specialized care. For the past two years, the Coastal Flow Measurement family of companies has been honored to be a presenting sponsor for the “Cast for the Cure” tournament and will continue its considerable efforts to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in their commitment for adding tomorrows to the lives affected by cystic fibrosis.
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