Outer Banks Association of Realtors Surf Fishing Tournament raises over $6K for disaster relief fund

Outer Banks Association of Realtors Surf Fishing Tournament raises over $6K for disaster relief fund

December 18th, 2022

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® held their 25th Annual Charity Surf Fishing Tournament in October, with the charity event benefiting the Association’s Disaster Relief held with the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Twenty-five teams cast their lines at the event and over $6,000 was raised.

“It was a perfect day for fishing, and we did not have to worry about the rain,” said Surf Fishing Chair Aimee Pitts of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

“Everyone was generous, had fun, and caught some big fish,” Pitts said. “I would like to give special thanks to the local businesses and
OBAR members that provided raffle prizes for the big day, especially Kellogg Supply for providing fishing buckets for all 25 teams.”

The team Guaranteed Bait, with captain Brendan Medlin, took first place and won the top prize of $600. Medlin not only donated the money back to OBAR’s Disaster Relief Fund but matched it.

OBAR Fishing Tournament winning team Guaranteed Bait. Left to Right: Owen Rimel, Michael Goetsch, Stephen Weeks, Brendan Medlin, Edmund Rousch, Kevin Frady.

Guaranteed Bait also claimed the largest fish, a 32-inch drum. Medlin charitably donated and matched the winning money to the Disaster
Relief fund as well.

Derek Medlin with his tournament winning red drum. [OBAR photo]

“Winning the fishing tournament was a blast, but the real reward is having an opportunity to give back to our community in a meaningful
way,” Medlin said. “We at Guaranteed Rate wish to thank OBAR for organizing this fundraiser which will helps families in need.  We are grateful to be a part of that effort.”

The All You Can Eat captained by Adam Pitsilidies took second place and won $300.

The OBX Anglers A Team with captain Stu Baldwin was third and generously donated their $150 prize back to the Disaster Relief fund.

OBAR would like to give thanks to breakfast sponsor BRYCO, lunch sponsor Steven Gillis State Farm/Rocket Mortgage, beverage truck sponsor Malarney & McCown, and snack sponsor Farm Bureau Currituck Alex Fiorillo.

A raffle Yeti cooler package donated by Farmer’s Daughter and Cola Vaughan Realty worth $1,000 went to Kathie Nesbitt. The package included a Yeti Roadie 24 and an assortment of t-shirts, hats, Yeti drinkware, and a $200 gift card.

OBAR’s Disaster Relief fund is available to any Dare County resident affected by disaster. For more information on the fund, visit the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s website.

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