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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Celebrities head to Key West for charity fishing event

Celebrities like Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and former Denver Broncos football player Mark Cooper will be heading to one of Florida's greatest fishing destinations, Key West to compete in the annual Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. (Southernmost Light Tackle Anglers Masters) fishing tournament.

Anglers of all ages can target the "big three" game fish that include tarpon, permit, and bonefish starting Friday, September 9th on the flats of Key West. Contestants earn points by catching and releasing fish in the tournament’s fly, spin/plug or bait categories and can win by having the most accumulated points representing all species of a slam.

Registration for the weekend event is slated for 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort shortly followed by a kick-off reception, rules meeting and live and silent auctions. The actual S.L.A.M. event starts Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11 at 7 a.m. with the public encouraged to join anglers and celebrities at dockside parties scheduled for 3-5 p.m. at Hurricane Hole.

For interested anglers, Entry fee is $3,500 which consists of two days of guided fishing for a team of two anglers and admission to all social functions. The catch-and-release fishing event is just one of three that benefits the fight against cystic fibrosis.

More event information can be obtained at: or by calling 305-664-2002.

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