The results are in for last weekend's in Port Washington. The event benefits the Bellmore-based Long Island Crisis Center, whose mission is to provide "free, high quality, accessible and confidential services to Long Islanders in crisis."
But the crisis center is now facing a crisis of its own, advocates say, pointing to $300,000 in funding it may soon lose from Nassau County, as reported in the Long Island Herald.
The fishing tournament, however, gave the center a boost.
"We raised over $8,500," said a grateful Cathleen Cuneo Seaquist, who chaired the event.
Placing first place for striped bass was Jeff Bernat, second place Ricky McCabe, and third Brian Maura. First place for bluefish was Luigi Pedone, second was Andrew Bernat, and third Mike Gallagher.
"The day was awesome," Seaquist said. " was amazing and donated more and more food and drinks for us to sell. There were thousands of dollars in raffles that people seemed to love."
The family fun portion of the event featured face painting, airbrush tattoos, vendors and a photo booth.
"We are already being approached by businesses that want to be more involved next year," Seaquist said.
"We cannont thank  John Thompson enough for his help, the use of Inspiration Wharf, his store Atlantic Outfitters being open all night, so people could weigh fish as they caught 'em," Seaquist said. "Without sponsors like Atlantic Outfitters, , Strongs Marine, Uncle Giuseppes, , , Scottos, myipadap.com and many, many more we would not have been able to have such an amazing event."
Even with the event behind her, Seaquist continues on her mission to help the the LICC, especially with the threat of losing funding.
"The crisis center is in sever danger right now and could use everyone's help by making a phone call or sending an email" to your county legistlator, she said.
Seaquist said the decision on whether fund will be cut will be made on June 18.
A potential lack of funding worries her.
"Without the crisis center who will take these 10,000 Long Island calls" to the LICC? she said. "Please help!"