Organized by the Sports Rehab Center division of Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc., the Derby brings disabled veterans out of homes and hospitals for a day of fishing for fun and prizes. Registration is now open for participants, volunteers, and boat captains.
A pre-registration dinner will be held for anglers and volunteers Friday, October 3 from 5 to 7 PM. Bright and early the next morning, anglers will begin loading at 6 AM on Saturday, October 4, at Breakwater Cove Marina in Monterey. Upon return, anglers and volunteers will enjoy a banquet dinner at 2 PM and an awards ceremony at 3 PM.
Veterans and all physically challenged members of the community are invited to participate in this free event. Applications are required prior to the event for fishing. Applications for boat owners able to support the event are also available. Participation is limited to available space on the boats.
The deadline for registration is September 26, 2014. Don’t miss the boat!
The 2014 Rock Cod Derby is sponsored by:
Disabled American Veterans, Department of California Rehabilitation Foundation
AT&T Pebble Beach Charities
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 85 & 7
American Legion Post # 31, 694, 591
City of Monterey
Food Source Produce Brokers
California Rodeo, Salinas
Monterey Peninsula Avenue of Flags
Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides recreational fishing, scuba dive programs, and transportation assistance for the disabled at major area events including Laguna Seca, Monterey Jazz Festival, California International Air Show, California Rodeo, AT&T Pebble Beach Tournament, First Tee Open and Concours d’Elegance. Funding through private and corporate donations, and grants, support these programs. To learn more go to: www.mbv.org.