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2021 Charitable Contribution
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Charitable Donations Since 1986


Support the Big Rock Foundation and help benefit charities and worthy organizations throughout Eastern North Carolina.

In 2021, Big Rock’s annual charitable contribution totaled $1 MILLION for the first time in tournament history! In addition to contributing over $100,000 to core charities, the Big Rock was able to donate $868,500 towards larger impact campaigns.

91% of the contributions will benefit Carteret County specifically. Recipients include a variety of community improvement projects, marine conservation initiatives, and education programs.


The Big Rock Board of Directors and its Charity Committee have committed to a core group of charities in the community to receive consistent funding from the tournament. The entire process is driven by the fit between Big Rock’s five-point mission statement and the destination of the charitable funds. In addition to these yearly donations, the board also reviews new larger impact community projects. These donations are funded by the success of the tournament, our sponsors and retail sales.
In 2021, the Big Rock Tournament’s annual charitable contribution totaled $1 MILLION for the first time in tournament history! A sum of $131,500 was given to annual core charities and $868,500 to other charities in need. 


– To promote sportfishing throughout Carteret County and the state of North Carolina.
– To promote Conservation among Sportfishermen.
– To raise money for Charities and Worthy Community Projects.
– To preserve Maritime Culture and Heritage.
– To promote Marine Education


Boy Scouts – East Carolina Council
Broad Street Clinic
The History Place
Hope Mission Soup Kitchen
Martha’s Mission Food Cupboard
BIG ROCK KIDS Boys and Girls Club

NC State University Research
NC Symphony
The Station Club
Crystal Coast Hospice House
KWLA Carteret Health Care Cancer Center


Austin Veterinary Outreach
Autism Society
Beaufort Middle School
Bridge Downeast
Broad and Gales Creek Community
Carteret Community College
Carteret County Public School
East Carteret High School Wrestling Team
Family Promise
Gramercy Christian School

Hope Is Alive Ministries
Hunt of Lifetime
Make a Wish
NC State University
Town of Morehead City
Tag A Giant – Ocean Foundation
Tip of the Spear
AB Sea Turtle Project
First Baptist Church In Memory Of Bob Williams
Big Rock Fall Ball