24th Annual Fishing Tournament

24th Annual Sunshine Foundation Fishing Tournament Makes Joseph’s Dream Come True!

Volunteers from the All-Volunteer Southern Ocean NJ Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation held their 24th Annual Sunshine Foundation Fluke/Bluefish Fishing Tournament on August 29.

Fishing started at sunrise and ended at 3 pm, followed by a picnic and prizes at the American Legion Post 493, located in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. More than 30 boats participated this year.

Money raised will answer the dream of Joseph. Joseph is 14 years old, diagnosed with cerebral palsy and Hirschsprung disease. Joseph’s dream is to go to Disney World and other Central Florida theme parks with his family. He wishes to meet Mickey Mouse.

Joseph’s mom says, “Joseph’s physical limitations do not affect his happiness and friendliness with others. He enjoys being around people. If not for the Sunshine Foundation, he may never have the opportunity to experience such an exciting trip!”

The tournament was founded in 1997 by volunteers from the All-Volunteer Southern Ocean NJ Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation. In its 23-year existence, the tournament alone has generated over $300,000 and has sent dozens of children and their families to Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and LEGOLAND Florida over the years. The goal each year for this tournament is to raise money to sponsor a dream for one or more of Sunshine Foundation’s children.

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