Schwartz School fishing tournament to return

May 18, 2022

Following a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the annual fishing tournament to support Dartmouth’s Schwartz School is making its return to area waters next month.

The two-day event will be held Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. The tournament will feature cash prizes for those catching the biggest fish among black sea bass, bluefish, fluke and striped bass.

“Should be a fun time,” Development Officer Cheri Moorhouse said. “Hopefully it’s good weather.”

All funds raised from the tournament will go toward new equipment and bolstering services at Meeting Street’s Schwartz Center in Dartmouth, a nonprofit that provides educational and therapeutic services for children with disabilities and special needs.

“Really, it’s to invest back into what our kids rely on,” Moorhouse said.

According to Moorhouse, things are slowly returning to normal at the school, as students are no longer required to wear a mask.

“It’s great to see the kids smiling again,” she said.

Along with the fishing tournament, there will also be a seaside dinner at Kilburn Mill in New Bedford at 6:30 p.m. June 11. The soirée, hosted by WBSM’s Phil Paleologos, will feature food from Mattapoisett’s On the Go catering, local jazz, and a live performance from Fairhaven mentalist Jon Stenson.

“We really tried to keep things within our own community,” Moorhouse said. 

There will also be a chance to bid on several big ticket items during the event’s live auction.

Items include Cape Air tickets, a football signed by the New England Patriots, and an autographed basketball from the Boston Celtics.

“Just a lot of cool stuff,” Moorhouse.

Angler registration is $250 and includes prize-money eligibility and a ticket to the Seaside Dinner. Seaside Dinner-only tickets are $175. 

Sponsorships also remain available, Moorhouse said.

“Without big supporters, we can’t make this happen,” she said of the Schwartz School’s work. “It takes a village.”

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