Reelin for Research: Fishing Tournament to Fund Peds Hem/Onc Research Fellow

The Annual Reelin’ for Research Fishing Tournament benefiting the N.C. Children’s Promise is held the first weekend in May in memory of Tony Montana, who passed away from cancer in 2005.

When May 04, 2013
from 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Morehead City Waterfront
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-966-7228
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Monies raised fund the Tony Montana Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology to help fellows in their research at UNC Children’s Hospital in  their quest to improve patient care and eventually find a cure for childhood cancers.

In 2008, some friends of Tony’s son, Richard, approached him about doing a fishing tournament in memory of his father.  Tony believed that he had the opportunity to live such a long and wonderful life, but that many children with cancer are being deprived of that chance. Research to help these children is critical and that is exactly what the tournament supports. The first Reelin' for Research Fishing Tournament was held on May 2, 2009, and proudly presented a check to N.C. Children’s Promise, the fund-raising arm of N.C. Children’s Hospital, for an amount just shy of $30,000. With 16 boats competing and an attendance of more than 200, organizers were beyond thrilled as it marked a tremendous success for the first year.

Since then Reelin' for Research has given over $350,000 to the N.C. Children's Promise and this year want to HOOK A HALF A MILLION! The goal is to hit $500,000 in year five!

How can you help? — Donate, Register a Boat, Volunteer, or simply spread the word! We look forward to seeing you in Morehead City, NC, on May 4th!


Tournament registration is a great way to make a difference! Simply select a crew of 6 anglers and raise $1000 for your entry fee through sponsorships from family and friends. Personal boats are welcome and charters can be coordinated. Money raised goes directly to children’s cancer research.

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