The VBBT is part of the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to the community through youth and marine related charities.
The 12th annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament which took place August 19-22 at Southside Marina again proved itself to be the party of the season. Seventy-five boats with 498 anglers vied for $418,500.
Final registration, the Captain’s Meeting and the Kick-Off Party witnessed a mass influx of bodies as sponsors and participants swarmed the tournament tent and hit the new Marlin Bar while the
Chick’s Oyster Bar crew put the final touches on the evening’s repast. Tournament site host Cheryl McLeskey and the Virginia Beach Fishing Center urged everyone to the outside cocktail area for a dusk photo shoot via helicopter and the drones flown by AerialView Innovations.
The Live Charity Auction kicked off the festivities featuring a guitar signed by country music star Luke Bryan donated by Charles Barker Automotive, Steve Goione’s original artwork, a custom Golf Cart from Eastern Shore Custom Carts and a gorgeous Release Marine Trillion Series Fighting Chair. In addition to a direct contribution of funds from Charles Barker Automotive, the first night of the VBBT raised a rocking $41,700 off the bat to jump-start the tournament’s charitable efforts. The night rocked on to full speed with music by the Janitors until the last stragglers headed to their beds.Read More»