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22nd Annual Mullet Tossing Championship March 23

March 13, 2013
By MEGHAN McCOY (mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com) , Pine Island Eagle

The 22nd Annual Mullet Tossing Championship will take place at Matlacha Community Park for competitors of all ages who want to try a hand at throwing a mullet the furthest distance next weekend.

The Matlacha Mariners event will be held Saturday, March 23, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration begins at 10 a.m. the day of the event. It is $5 per toss for adults and $2 per toss for children.

"It's a real super fun event," said Mariner Rick Williams, organizer of the event.

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MEGHAN McCOY

Both children and adults will have a chance to participate in the 22nd Annual Mullet Tossing Championship Saturday, March 23 at Matlacha Community Park.

The children's competitions run from 10:30 a.m. until noon, which includes the groups fry mullet, 1 to 5-year-olds; fingerling mullet, 6 to 10-year-olds and juvenile mullet, 11 to 15-year-olds. The competition is open to both girls and boys.

"Come early and watch the kids throw," Williams said. "It's a real hoot."

The adults' competition will run from 12:15-4:30 p.m. and includes the groups' adult mullet, 16 to 60-year-olds and grey mullet, 61 years old and older. The competition is open to both men and women.

Fact Box

If You Go

What: 22nd Annual Mullet Tossing

Championship

Organizers: Matlacha Mariners

When: Saturday, March 23, from

10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Where: Matlacha Community Park,

4577 Pine Island Road, N.W.

Registration time and fee: 10

a.m.; $5 per toss for adults and

$2 per toss for kids 15 years old

and younger

Children's competition: 10:30

a.m. until noon

Adult competition: 12:15-4:30

p.m.

Information:

www.MatlachaMariners.org

Prizes, trophies and plaques will be given to the winners.

There is free parking and free admission for the event.

The event will also have hamburgers, hot dogs, peel-and-eat shrimp from the Olde Fish House Marina and smoked mullet. Williams said they will also have beer, wine, soda and water for sale.

There are no pets, carry-in coolers or outside beverages allowed at the event.

Matlacha Community Park is located at 4577 Pine Island Road, N.W.

For more information call Rick Williams at 239-898-5004. Vendors interested in participating in the event can call Frank Harrison at 239-777-9399.

Money raised during the event will benefit one of the many charities the Matlacha Mariners support.

 
 

 

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