Joe Cronin Fishing Tournament Set for August 5
July 28, 2011
The Joe Cronin Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Tournament will be held in Osterville, Massachusetts, on Friday, August 5, with a private dinner for boat captains the evening prior.
Held at Nauticus Marina in Osterville, the event includes children’s activities, a cocktail party, bagpipes, dinner, fabulous auction items, awards and of course, fishing.
Now in its 18th year, the tournament is the largest private, 1-day fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event has raised over $3 million through the years.
The 2011 tournament gets underway at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, with a spectacular parade of boats departing from Oyster Harbor Marine, Nauticus Marina and Crosby Yacht Yard. Fishing continues until 1:30 p.m., followed by the official weigh-in from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
From 12:00-3:00 p.m., there will be ample activities for children including fireboat rides, face painting, caricatures, a cookout, ice cream truck and more.
The evening festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. and include a raw bar, chowder, cocktails, a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and an awards presentation.
About Joe Cronin
The namesake of the tournament, Joe Cronin, was not only a player and manager for the Boston Red Sox, but was also a Commissioner of the American League. Along with his teammate Ted Williams and Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, they initiated and fostered a strong partnership with the Jimmy Fund that continues today. Cronin died in 1984 at age 77 in Osterville, and is buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Centerville. His jersey, number 4, was retired by the Red Sox on May 29, 1984. _
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, supports the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute’s signature patient- and family-centered care. For more information, visit www.jimmyfund.org.
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