The following message is from Mr. Gerard Brutus, tournament director of the Bahamas Blue Marlin Cup and resident of the Abacos.
As you all know earlier this month our beautiful home here in Abaco was almost entirely destroyed from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The devastation is worse than even being reported on the news!
Since the storm has hit, we have gotten many people asking us either in comments or directly messaging us, both if we are still intending to hold the tournament next May, and also asking for information about trustworthy charities to send aid to the people of the Bahamas, in particular those of us from Abaco.
As to the Blue Marlin Cup Tournament, YES, we are still on for next May. The tournament allows fisherman to fish the entirety of the Bahamas with six weigh stations throughout the islands.
For the best place, in our opinion, to send aid to we recommend Austin Serving Abaco, they can be found here: www.austinservingabaco.org.
Austin Serving Abaco, ASA, is a registered 501(c)3 founded to assist Haitian immigrants and native Bahamians in need, with a focus on helping children receive an education, assisting them in meeting their basic needs, and creating an atmosphere of hope and encouragement. We invite you to make a difference in the lives of these children! They are currently on the ground making a huge difference to those suffering from this storm.
Concerning the tournament, we will be donating 10% of all registration fees to Austin Serving Abaco! For more information about the tournament, please visit www.bahamasbluemarlincup.com.