Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Grand Slam Kid’s Fishing Day

The fifth-annual Grand Slam Kid’s Fishing Day in Jupiter was an exciting and successful event for children participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ mentoring  programs.

The tournament took place at Castaways Marina, and it was the second year the organization was invited to participate. Among the 93 children who participated, many “littles” fished with their mentors on three of Jupiter’s top charterboats — “Black Dog,” “Mystic Rose” and “Samana.”

It was a busy day of fishing, and when the fish were weighed in, one of the children from Big Brothers Big Sisters came in third place in the snapper category.

The event was an exciting event for the children, who enjoyed a catered lunch and cold beverages. The event would not have been possible without its generous sponsors.

Jeanie Flanagan, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ customer and public-relations specialist, attended the tournament and said it was a blast.

“One of the reasons we’ve been invited back is that the owners of Grand Slam tournament have complimented BBBS on how well-behaved our kids are,” Flanagan said. “We are so excited to be able participate year after year in such a great tournament.”

Photo by Leonard Bryant: ‘Little’ Andy, with his winning fish, and ‘Big’ John Rose