Morehead City, NC– The North Carolina Seafood Festival announced its partnership with The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament for the “Amped Up For You-Tilities” Hurricane Relief Benefit to be held on November 3rd. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament will be helping to sponsor the event with the intentions of bringing relief aid to the community.
President of The Big Rock Marlin Tournament, Dale Britt says “I’ve been seeing Carteret Strong signs all around town and I must say that it is the best description I have seen about our community and the folks that are here. On behalf of our Board of Directors, our Executive Director Crystal Hesmer and her great team we are pleased to announce that the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is joining forces with the North Carolina Seafood Festival to help hold this important hurricane relief benefit on November 3rd”.
The organizations have chosen the Salvation Army as the recipient of designated funds raised from the event. The Salvation Army has a program within its framework that vets families in need of assistance to pay their utility bills.
During the press conference Major Dewey Alderson of the Salvation Army stated “What is going to happen in another month when their utilities bill is due? You have a choice to make: do I feed my family for another month or do we pay the utility bill. That is what this money is going to do. We promise you that this money is going to be spent here on utility bills, rent, and whatever else we can do in Carteret County”.
The ‘Amped Up’ event will be held from 11 AM – 11 PM on November 3rd in Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront. The event will feature non-stop music, as well as restaurants and non-profit food vendors. For more information visit our website and follow us on social media.
The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a non-profit 501C3 corporation donating it’s proceeds to charity and worthy organizations. The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization in Carteret County whose vision is to promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry. To learn more about the upcoming event and stay updated, visit www.ncseafoodfestival.org.
The names left to right are as follows:
Ed Stack, Current Chairman of the North Carolina Seafood Festival
Howard Basnight, Board Member of Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Jim Bailey, Board Member of Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Crystal Hesmer, Executive Director of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Casey Wagner, Board Member of Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Stephanie McIntyre, Executive Director of the North Carolina Seafood Festival
Emery Ivey, Board Member of Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Dale Britt, President of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament