December 18, 2012
For Immediate Release:
As 2012 comes to a close, as a result of the success and support of this year’s tournaments the Oregon Tuna Classic would like to announce that we will be presenting the Oregon Food Bank with a check for $20,000 later this month.
This goes along with the 10,640 pounds of fresh albacore split between the local food banks of Pacific County and Oregon Food Bank of Clatsop County from the Ilwaco tournament back in August. The Garibaldi event generated a total of 6,355 pounds of tuna that was processed and canned with the help of local Rotary, Tillamook Bay Boathouse and the Smiley Brothers and distributed to the North Tillamook County Food Bank (769 cans), Tillamook Regional Food Bank (579 cans) and the Nestucca Valley Backpack Program (1,779 cans) just this past week.
We are diligently working on the 2013 events and hope for the equal or better success this coming year. The dates for the 2013 Garmin Oregon Tuna Classic events are July 26th and 27th for the Ilwaco and Garibaldi is set for August 16th and 17th.
Again, we would like to thank all those who participated in helping with the success of the 2012 Garmin Oregon Tuna Classic events. We could not have met our goals without the countless volunteers, local community organizations, sponsors and of course the participants. We are eagerly working on next year’s events and hope that we enjoy the same support and success we were blessed with this year.
The Oregon Tuna Classic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of 100% volunteers. It prides itself of the way it manages and safeguards the generous donations made by the corporations, individuals and organizations that help support our cause.