From L to R: Andrew Galloway (CCFW), Wendi Munden (HICF), Heather Vaughan (CCFW, Tournament Chairman), Alice Conroy (CCFW, Founding Member) and Dennis Conroy (CCFW, Founding Member)

 

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) would like to give a big thank you to the Capital City Four Wheelers (CCFW) for their donation of $4,367. The 35th Annual CCFW Surf Fishing Tournament was held on October 17th & 18th, making it one of only a few tournaments that have been held this year on Hatteras Island. Their turnout was awesome with 611 entrants.

This year, this family-oriented four-wheel drive club in the Richmond, Virginia metro area had to make some changes to the format of their tournament to make sure the whole event occurred while socially distant. The fishing part was easy. Everything else, from packet pick-up to buying raffle tickets was done by drive-thru process at specific times with military precision.

The donation made to HICF was from money raised through their rod raffles. One of these was a custom Century Rod and bait-casting reel combo from their longtime sponsor, Ryan White of Hatteras Jack’s in Rodanthe, NC.  The other was a custom CPS 12′ 8″ 2-piece spinning Rod and an Akios Fireloop Spinning Reel combo from Tommy Farmer of Carolina Cast Pro and Joe Moore of One More Cast, who joined together.

CCFW has been donating to HICF for many years. In 2016, CCFW made another generous donation to HICF in memory of Susie Coates, one of their recently deceased members who succumbed to cancer earlier that year. Susie was impressed with HICF’s efforts to help those battling cancer on the Island and had requested that donations be made to HICF upon her passing.

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and ultimately those on the Island battling cancer sincerely appreciate CCFW’s continued support. To those who donated the rod & reel combos, as well as all the participants who sought and bought tickets, we thank you for your friendship, compassion and support.

To learn more about the Capital City Four Wheelers please visit their website at www.capitalcityfourwheelersva.com.