WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Teens catch more than 100 fish during the 2nd annual FWF Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament

28 teen girls from the PACE Center for Girls of Collier County and New Horizons of Southwest Florida caught and released over 100 fish during the 2nd annual Freedom Waters Foundation Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament. The tournament took place on Saturday, October 12th, from 8 AM through 2 PM at the Naples Boat Club docks at 909 10th Street South.


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Photo courtesy of Heels & Reels


Each teen participant was teamed up with an experienced female angler and volunteer boat captain who offered mentoring and instruction while on the water. Over 50 volunteers attended to lend time and expertise towards the tournament. Awards were presented to the teen girls who reeled in the smallest fish, most fish, biggest fish and most unusual catch.

Event sponsors included America Marine Management, Bassfisherwomen.com, Fox & Rabbit Websites and Marketing, Freedom Boat Club, Chrome Capital and Fishidy. South Bend Sporting Goods also donated Bright Pink® rod and reel combos for each of the teens to take home following the event.

For more information on the tournament or for Freedom Waters Foundation Heels & Reels 2014 corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Heels & Reels Tournament Chair Debbie Hanson at 239-233-4930 or by emailing debbie@bassfisherwomen.com. For details on donating directly to the FWF, please contact Debra Frenkel at dfrenkel@freedomwatersfoundation.org.


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