Fishin’ With Special Friends tournament coming to Wrightsville Beach this weekend

Fishin’ With Special Friends, a national nonprofit organization, will celebrate its 10th annual Fishin’ With Special Friends tournament on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Based in Wilmington, the non-profit focuses on special fishing events for special needs children, special needs adults and their families.

The event brings together the special needs community for a fun day of fishing and friendship. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier, 23 E. Salisbury St. in Wrightsville Beach.

There will be special prizes and pizza for families and volunteers who are participating. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 7 a.m.

The organization will supply rod, reels, pass, bait, bottled water and volunteers.

Anyone wishing to volunteer, participate or attend, can visit or call 910-538-0115.  

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by Cheryl M. Whitaker of Wilmington StarNews

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