August 2013 News

The countdown to the 2013 Big Game Battle has begun and we look forward to seeing everyone August 15th on Nantucket. This friendly competition tournament continues to grow as shown in the overwhelming donations, raffles, silent auction, and time you’ve put in. This year we have 41 boats and are introducing the “Team Challenge” as well as the “Overnight Challenge” (for bragging rights).

Check in will be from 3:00pm-6:00pm on Thursday, August 15th outside of John Jay Wharf Cottage, tournament headquarters. The Captain’s meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the same area as check-in was previously. Also raffle tickets will be sold this year at the Captain’s meeting, so get them early. The Award’s banquet will be held at the “Dreamland Theater” downtown on South Water Street, on the top floor. Cocktail reception will begin at 7:00pm, with dinner starting at 8:00pm, followed by the charity presentation and concluding with the awards. Please remember this is a non-smoking property and no open containers of alcohol upon arrival. These rules must be followed or we will be asked to leave, please tell your crews.

We are proud to honor George Bassett for all his support he has given to our tournament over the years and together we’ve chosen to help the Nantucket STAR program, an on-island charity giving back to Nantucket which has been a kind host to our event. This on-island charity provides specialized, therapeutic, accessible recreation, and adaptive sports to a wide range of challenges and disabilities. The program looks to reach out to other families to help provide a better life to these children with our support.

As a start $50.00 from every entry fee for a total of $2050.00 has been donated directly to Nantucket STAR. Along with Auction item #1, donated by Nantucket Boat Basin, with the winning bid of $2200.00 from Dan Evans continues our fundraising efforts. There will be a raffle as well as a silent auction at the award ceremony with the proceeds going to the Nantucket STAR program. Tickets will be sold throughout the weekend event for $20.00 a ticket. Here is a sampling of some of the raffle items:
Paddle Board
Restaurant Certificates
Jay Jigg Gaffs
Old Harbor Dive Watches
Go Pro
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Melton Gift Card
Atlantis Gear
Ipad mini
Helly Hanson Gear
Island Gear Bag

We have put significant effort into our silent auction items and hope you will
help us “raise the bar” on bidding:
Boston Harbor Hotel
One Night Stay
Dinner for Two at Meritage

Wharf Cottage, Nantucket
Two night stay
Dinner at Brant Point Grill
Jeep Rental

Cabo San Lucas
One week stay
Three Bedroom Condo
Two Day Fishing Charter

Bermuda Fishing Charter
Two Day Fishing Charter aboard a 40ft Gamefisherman for marlin

Chatham Bars Inn
One Night Stay with Breakfast
$500.00 to extend stay or services

If you have any additional raffle items, please contact us or bring them to the
event. We look forwarding to supporting the Nantucket STAR program for this
year’s charity.
Let the games begin! We look forward to seeing you at the 12th annual Big
Game Battle.

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