2016 Bank of America Casting for Caring

Western and Central NY - 2016 Bank of America Casting for Caring

Get hooked on the American Red Cross during the annual Bank of America Casting for Caring sport fishing tournament, coming May 2-3. In 2014, about 300 men and women reeled in $130,000 to support the work of the American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter.

The 23rd Annual Bank of America Casting for Caring begins Monday, May 2 at 1pm, when licensed charter boat captains will take teams of four out on Lake Ontario, with a grand prize of the $1,000 to the person who catches the biggest fish and the most fish. Following the celebration complete with food, entertainment and a silent auction featuring dozens of exciting items will be held at the Rochester Yacht Club, 5555 St. Paul Boulevard, from 5:30pm-7pm.

The 23rd Annual Bank of America Casting for Caring sport fishing tournament continues on Tuesday, May 3. Teams set sail in both the morning and afternoon, with cash prizes available for the Captain and Fisherman in each session for the largest fish, and for the Captain catching the most fish. Receptions will be held following each of the sessions at the Rochester Yacht Club.

In celebration of 166 years of providing fine food for industry, Palmer Food Services is offering $166,000 to any registered particpant who breaks the NYS record for largest brown trout (currently 33 lbs, 2 oz) during the Casting for Caring event.

Boat sponsorships are still available for $1,600, and single boat seats are available at $400 each. For more information, please contact Lorraine Clements at 585-241-4420 or Lorraine.clements@redcross.org.

All proceeds from the Bank of America Casting for Caring event benefit the American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter. Last year, the Greater Rochester Chapter responded to 249 house fires, providing housing, food, clothing and support for 354 families that lost everything in the blink of an eye. The American Red Cross has launched an initiative to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over the next five years. As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke detectors in homes that need them. To schedule an installation, email smokealarms.grc@redcross.org.

Download the sponsorship brochure.