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United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island recently announced they have partnered with the Long Island Sound Blackfish Tournament for their inaugural event scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 24. The tournament is open to the public with fishing boundaries covering the entire Long Island Sound, from the Whitestone Bridge to the west, all the way to Orient Point and across to Watch Hill Pt., RI to the east.

“We are extremely excited to be teaming up with UCP of Long Island for the inaugural LI Sound Blackfish Tournament supporting individuals with disabilities,” said Barry Winter, founder of the tournament.

Registration for the tournament can be found online at www.lisoundblackfishtournament.com. The registration fee is $60 per angler, half of which will be accumulated into a “cash prize pool”, with the other half benefitting UCP of Long Island; directed towards their programs and services in support of children and adults with disabilities.

The cash prize pool will be used to award cash prizes to the 14 anglers who weigh in the heaviest blackfish. In addition, there will be a $5,000 bonus cash prize for the registered participant who catches a specially tagged fish released into the Sound sometime prior to the start of the tournament and a $1,000 cash prize for any fish weighing over 15 pounds.

“We are excited to partner with the LI Sound Blackfish Tournament and its presenting sponsor The Fisherman for such a wonderful event benefitting children and adults served by UCP of Long Island,” said Colleen Crispino, President & CEO of UCP of LI.

For more information, email lisoundblackfishtournament@gmail.com.