Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge begins Aug 22

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SAN DIEGO —  The 25th annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge invites fishermen and women to go angling for a good cause during the three-day event.            

Hosted by Silver Gate Yacht Club, the 2014 challenge is scheduled to run Aug. 22 to 24 with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego, an organization dedicated to granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.            

Billed as the largest tuna fishing tournament in the continental U.S., the event has raised more than $3 million to date granting wishes in San Diego.            

Sponsored by Jobsite Supply Company, hundreds of fishing enthusiasts from all over the country will participate in the event. An all-volunteer committee, supported by the member-volunteers of the Silver Gate Yacht Club, oversees The Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge event. 100 percent of all monies raised goes directly to Make-A-Wish San Diego.            

Anglers will compete for awards such as multi-day fishing trips to Alaska and Mexico, fishing gear, boat equipment, and more. The awards will be presented at the event’s culmination banquet at the newly remodeled Silver Gate YC  on Sunday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Shelter Island. The banquet will include raffles, auctions, live entertainment, tournament awards and lunch. Over 700 guests are expected to attend.            

The 2014 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge will be held, Aug. 22 to 23 with an awards banquet scheduled for Aug. 24. Silver Gate YC is located at 2091 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego. To Register, or for more information, visit tunachallenge.org.

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