Join Us For A Great Family Event!

The 5th Annual Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament is being held Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at the Indian River Marina near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  This is a premier kids fishing event at one of the best fishing areas located on the East Coast.  Great fishing...an all-you-can-eat dinner event for the whole family each night...free event t-shirt...door prizes...custom-made trophies...

beautiful marina setting....make this an event you won't want to miss! 

 

Great fun for a great cause - your family's participation helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc.

 

Saturday, June 22nd  & Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

MARINA ADDRESS

39415 Inlet Road

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  19971

Email: jill.defelice@state.de.us
Tel:  302-227-3071

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd, 2019

6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

**All participants must register on-line prior to the event via this website or in person during the Friday and Saturday registration hours in order to be eligible for participation. **

REGISTRATION HOURS

THE VENUE

The Indian River Marina is one of the premier fishing spots on the East Coast of the United States, due to the unique influx of the Rehoboth Bay and the Indian River Bay as they join and empty into the Atlantic Ocean.  The Marina is part of the Delaware Seashore State Park which offers two recently remodeled campgrounds with all of the modern conveniences, beach access to the Atlantic Ocean, two wonderful restaurants, a full-service 294-slip marina, boat ramp, and more - all in a beautiful setting offering the best sunrises and sunsets.  

The Indian River Marina is conveniently located off Route 1 between Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Great campsites are available at the Delaware Seashore State Park and right next to the Marina.  The campground is newly remodeled and offers wonderful sites for RVs and tents with lots of available amenities, beach access, two on-site restaurants and more.  Hurry! If you want to make this a weekend of camping, fishing and fun, you will want to make your reservations for a camp site now since this is a very popular campground.  Here is a link to the campground's website:  https://delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/delaware-seashore-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=DE&parkId=360109

THE CAUSE

The Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament helps to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc. - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide educational resources on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.  The Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva was started 16 years ago by two mothers with sick kids.  After multiple doctors visits and many tests to determine the cause of their childrens' illnesses, it was research done by both of the mothers which lead to the correct diagnosis of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.  The two mothers joined forces and started the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, holding monthly support group meetings in Salisbury, Maryland and having a table of information at community events.  The organization's efforts increased through the years as tick-borne diseases became more endemic on the Delmarva Peninsula, and the group changed its name in 2016 to the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc. ("LDAD") to better reflect its wider geographical influence.

Today, the LDAD continues to hold monthly educational meetings in Salisbury, Maryland; they are an exhibitor at 10 to 12 medical conferences in Maryland and Delaware each year in an effort to educate medical practitioners and counseling professionals about the wide range of physical, behavioral and psychiatric manifestations of tick-borne diseases; they provide speakers to civic organizations; and they participate in several community events throughout the Delmarva Peninsula (and beyond) each year.  The LDAD has also hosted four medical conferences since 2013.  The most recent conference held in April, 2018 was widely attended by medical and counseling professionals from seventeen states, as well as Ontario, Canada.

The Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament helps to raise funds to keep these educational efforts going.   Tick-borne diseases are endemic in the entire Mid-Atlantic Region and ticks are carrying an increasing number of disease-causing organisms.  Learning prevention techniques, and disease symptom recognition is paramount to preventing chronic illness.  Through the group's activities, many people living and working in Maryland and Delaware have been positively influenced by these educational efforts.

 

We hope you can join us for this wonderful family event and help support Lyme disease education.  If you would like information on tick-borne diseases, please e-mail us at:  delmarvalyme@yahoo.com

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2019.  Thank you!

39415 Inlet Road

Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

302-227-3071

P.O. Box 5360

Salisbury, MD  21802

410-749-LYME  (5963)