YakAttack Announces 2018 Benefit Tournament | Kayak Angler Magazine | Rapid Media
A group of people eating lunch in a picnic shelter. Photo Courtesy: YakAttack

YakAttack announces the 10th annual benefit tournament.

The 2018 10th Annual YakAttack Benefit Tournament will take place on May 18 – 19 and will be headquartered at the Cedar Crest Conference Center at Twin Lakes State Park in Green Bay, Virginia; same location as previous years. The registration cap is 200 anglers and anyone attending the captain’s meeting, dinner, awards ceremony, or raffle will need to be a registered participant. Entries are nonrefundable or transferable. Registration opens on February 5, 2018 at 7 pm EST. Here is a link to the online registration page: https://goo.gl/R65PAK

With the growing popularity of the event and the short timeframe in which entries sold out last year, 48 hours, registration will be a little different than in the past. Anglers who have participated in five or more Annual YakAttack Tournaments and the winner of each division including the Slam from the 2017 event will get 24 hours early access to purchase their entry before it opens on Feb. 5. The 33 anglers who met the requirements will be contacted directly by YakAttack.

188 anglers participated in the 2017 event. The event will benefit Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters. Last year the event raised and donated $20,088.23 for Heroes on the Water and $2,500 for Project Healing Waters. For YakAttack, the main focus of the event is raising funds for the benefiting organizations, enjoying home cooked food, and fellowship with other like-minded kayak anglers. There is no cash payout or prizes won at this event for the fishing results. Prizes like kayaks and coolers are part of the benefit raffle. The unique tournament dynamics make the event low pressure with anglers only fishing for bragging rights and a trophy. Follow this link for more information about the event: https://goo.gl/vXRuqy

Here is a brief description about the benefiting organizations: Heroes on the Water - Founded in 2007, Heroes on The Water has remained committed to helping our nation's veterans from all branches of the United States military with their unique kayak fishing program. The program aims to de-stress and allow veterans to unwind using the therapeutic properties of kayak fishing. Heroes on the Water provides basic kayak fishing and paddling instruction, angling clinics, and paddling classes for participants of all skill sets.

Project Healing Waters - Since its conception in 2005, Project Healing Waters has grown into a nationwide program with local chapters located across the country. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.


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