JACKSONVILLE, FL - March 2, 2011 - JaxKayakFishing.com, Northeast Florida's online kayak fishing community and host of the 2011 Columbia Sportwear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic on May 13-14 is pleased to announce over 180 anglers have already registered to compete for over $80,000 in prizes and gifts to benefit local children's charities. Pre-tournament festivities are kicking off now with in-store raffles for fishing kayaks at Strike-Zone Fishing, tournament coupons from Yak-Gear.Com and Otterbox, and contingency prizes from Hobie Fishing.
Strike-Zone Fishing is sponsoring limited in-store raffles for an Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler Kayak, over a $1000 retail value. Proceeds from the raffles benefit children’s programs at the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville and the raffle is open to the public. Only 50 raffle tickets at $20 each are available and the tickets can only be purchased at Strike-Zone Fishing located on Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville. The winning tickets will be drawn and the kayaks awarded at the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic May 13-14. Entrants must be present at the drawing to win.
Yak-Gear.Com is providing every registered entrant to the Classic a $10 gift certificate redeemable at Yak-Gear.Com, kayak accessory headquarters for the Classic.
Polar Bear Coolers is awarding the top 5 in each division a special customized JaxKayakFishing 24-pack cooler.
Hobie Fishing is offering the Hobie Advantage Angler contingency program which awards $100 to any Classic division winner who paddles a Hobie kayak.
Kayak fisherman can register online at www.JacksonvilleKayakFishingClassic.com. Get your registration in befire March 21st to avoid a $15 late charge and lock in your captain's bag. More information, rules, and prize details are available online.