Morehead City, N.C. – The Big Rock Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament (KWLA) is proud to
announce Truist as the new major sponsor of the twenty-third annual event, to be held on June
5 – June 6, 2020.
In 2019, SunTrust and BB&T combined in a historic merger of equals to create Truist, the sixth
largest U.S. bank holding company. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is a
purpose-driven company dedicated to building a better future for its clients, teammates and
communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist is one of the
nation's largest financial services holding companies and serves approximately 10 million
households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Truist as Major Sponsor of the KWLA Tournament!” ,
said Madison Maxwell, KWLA Tournament Director. “We’re incredibly grateful for their support
and together we look forward to building an even bigger and better KWLA Tournament for
The KWLA Tournament is a one-day billfish release tournament with lines dropping in at 8 a.m.
on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 and fishing ending at 2 p.m. The lady angler reception held on
Friday, June 5th, 2020 will serve as the official kick-off to the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
and its 62nd Annual event.
The Big Rock KWLA Tournament is devoted to raising charitable dollars to help improve the
comfort and care of patients receiving treatment at Carteret Health Care’s Cancer Center. To
date, KWLA has donated a total of $374,415.50 towards the improvement of patient comfort
Last year, the tournament produced a record purse of $177,925 and made a $25,000
donation to the Carteret Health Care Cancer Center.