Big Rock, Big Hero Experience

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is thrilled to launch the Big Rock, Big Hero Experience.

The tournament celebrates its 60th anniversary this June. “As we commemorate this milestone, we wanted to show our appreciation to the men and women who bravely protect our country and provide us the freedom to fish.” explains tournament Director Crystal Hesmer.

A primary goal of the Big Rock is to positively impact the communities we depend on. We would like to share the ultimate Big Rock experience with active-duty military stationed in North Carolina. They are invited to participate in a community initiative for the opportunity to experience a day offshore alongside Big Rock legends. Participants will be hosted by some of the most elite anglers, aboard a first-class sportfisherman boat, equipped with today’s most innovative fishing gear.

Interested active-duty members are encouraged to share their unique submission via our Big Rock, Big Hero online platform. Family and friends are welcome to nominate their deserving servicemember. To enter, 1. Go to our Facebook or website 2. Find the Big Rock, Big Hero link 3. Submit short essay telling us why you or your favorite servicemember would enjoy the opportunity. Finalists will be contacted for phone interviews. Servicemembers chosen will be announced on Friday, June 1st, 2018.

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is the largest tournament of its kind in the United States. Our purpose is to represent the value of innovation, conservation and charitable giving. To date, the Big Rock has contributed close to $5 million in charitable proceeds for well-deserving charity organizations in our community.

Tournament director Crystal Hesmer is available for interviews regarding the Big Rock, Big Hero Experience.