Sportsperson Of The Year Dinner/Dance

by Paul Turi

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association October 2002 Newsletter)

  • On Sunday, November 10th, 2002, JCAA will be holding its annual Sportsperson-of-the Year  dinner/dance at the beautiful Crystal Point Yacht Club, Rt. 70 & River Rd., Pt. Pleasant, N.J. from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. to honor this year’s and past years’ recipients of this award.  Past honorees include legislators, environmental leaders, outdoor writers and other worthy recipients.

  • This event will accommodate 300 supporters and friends for a semi-formal sit-down dinner with choice of entrees and cash bar.  Governor McGreevey has been invited to be our keynote speaker and there will be door prizes and a Chinese auction and silent auction.

  • Tickets are $60.00 per person and a table of ten is $500.00.  I would urge every club to purchase a table for ten and show your support for the JCAA.  Remember, JCAA is your club.

  • JCAA and its volunteers put in a lot of time and effort all year long, year after year, to fight for the recreational angler.  I can’t quantify how many man-hours are spent every week, every month and every year battling for the rights of the recreational angler.  We really need your support, and one way you can support the JCAA is by attending our annual Sportsperson-of-the-Year dinner/dance.  

  • Last year, clubs that couldn’t afford the cost of an entire table paid half towards this event and sent five of their members to the event and the five members only had to pay $50.00 each for their spouses to attend.  This was a terrific idea and I would urge other clubs to consider doing it this year. 

  • Any individual or club wishing to purchase tickets can call me at (609) 597-3193. Also, I am in need of donations for the Chinese auction and silent auction.  Again, anyone wishing to donate a prize can call me at the above phone number.