How many people can we have on a team? As many as you like. Teams win prizes, not individuals, so the fewer on a team the greater your chances of winning prizes.
What if I don’t live in SW Florida? We have several people from around the state, plus a few come from out of state. We can mail you a start-
How long is a raffle with hundreds of prizes? Teams win prizes, not individuals, so we print custom raffle tickets with your team number. With this system the raffle itself goes so fast it surprises people.
What if we don’t know how to fish well? To start, everyone gets a few tickets just for participating. The event is actually structured to attract the non-
Can we sign up after June 2?
Yes. In the past people only had 36 hours to fish, now it’s for 7 days, so there’s plenty of time to still participate if you come in late. Contact us and we’ll get a start-
How do we prove the fish was caught this week? Items will be distributed that have to appear in photos to show it was caught the week of the event. Photos without this item cannot be accepted.
Can I use a credit-
Can I buy more raffle tickets? No. We don’t want anyone overwhelming participants with the ability to “buy your way in.” With the event’s minimal cost so low we’ve had requests for more ways to participate and donate so we’ve added “Yellow Tickets” that can be won by event games. “$10 for 10 throws” kind of thing…. Darts, corn-
Can we show our photos online and save time at check-
Is it really only $100 to participate? Your entry covers everything you need. We will be selling additional t-
Take a kid fishing? This is not required. The event promotes the concept of “Take a kid fishing.” It can be your kid, a rental, neighbors, etc. This is not a requirement to participate. Bonus raffle tickets are offered to teams that “involved” kids.
What’s in the raffle? First, you associate your raffle tickets with what YOU want to win so you don’t win a bowling ball if that’s not what you wanted. We can’t guarantee what we’ll have till raffle day, but in the past we’ve had anything from cloths, art, fishing gear…. to a boat trailer. The last event had hundreds of ticket buckets with hundreds of prizes.
Is there a limit to how many teams can enter? Not at this point, but we may be limited on how many can be in the building. We’ll modify this as needed. But as of now, there’s no limit. As the event grows we will have to find a way to limit participation, or find a larger facility!
Can we bring guests or friends to the main event? We’re asking all teams to limit the amount of people at the main event, but yes, if you have a friend in town or someone that wants to see the event, please do. The food is graciously donated for participants, we don’t want to take advantage of donor hospitality. Plus, too many people make the main raffle take longer. The building has a strict head-
Questions? We’d rather have you call and wake us up at 2am as opposed to not being completely satisfied with this event. Please do so if needed. The last two events involved hundreds of people and didn’t get one question. It’s a pretty simple event. But please contact us if you have one. Our Facebook page may offer answers, the website has a Q&A page, plus the host’s cell and e-
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