The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is excited to announce the return of the Big Rock, Big Hero experience.
“Big Rock, Big Hero was a dream come true last year. Our board members have decided to make the experience a tournament tradition to share our accomplishments with those that protect our homeland so that we have the freedom to fish,” explains tournament Director Crystal Hesmer.
Active duty military stationed in North Carolina are welcome to register to be part of the program. Service members will be selected based on boat availability during tournament week. Our goal is to provide the attendees a fishing experience of a lifetime. They will be hosted by some of the best anglers in the country, on exquisite boats with high tech fishing equipment.
This year, the second annual Big Rock, Big Hero is proudly sponsored by Salt Life. Big Rock, Big Hero attendees will be decked out in Salt Life apparel and featured at the weigh station. “We were happy to combine our efforts into Big Rock, Big Hero for the 2019 tournament”, commented Jeff Stillwell, Salt Life President. “The tournament has built a strong relationship with the military and we are pleased to provide funding to take it to the next level”, he continued.
Service members interested in the program can register via our website and social media platforms. Find the Big Rock, Big Hero thread and follow the instructions. Community members are also encouraged to nominate a service member. Finalists will be notified mid-May.
We are hoping to engage active duty military stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River, Camp Lejeune, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, Fort Macon Coast Guard Station and Fort Bragg. Service members chosen for the program must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the tournament.
The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is the largest tournament of its kind in the United States. Our mission is conservation, innovation, and charitable giving. To date, the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has donated over $5 million dollars to charity and worthy organizations.
For more information on Big Rock, Big Hero, contact Executive Director Crystal Hesmer at 252-241-1515.