Catfish Tournament an Annual Charity Event in Florida
The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) Charitable Foundation is making plans for its Seventh Annual “Catch Bubba” Catfish Tournament and Bar-B-Q in Jacksonville on Oct. 18.
Money raised at the event goes to the Downtown Ecumenical Services Council to provide emergency food and financial assistance to local families in need.
Over 5,800 families have been helped by the local charity. Last year, it brought groceries to 2,700 homes, and helped 486 families with utility and rent payments.
The tournament can accommodate as many as 200 contenders for a top prize of $5,000 if they hook Big Bubba, which weighs over 400 pounds. If Big Bubba doesn’t take the bait, a prize of $3,000 is awarded to the person who reels in the biggest fish.