IGFA To Host Newport Beach “Angling Celebration”

The following press release is courtesy of the International Game Fish Association:

Newport Beach, CA – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will host “A Celebration of California Angling,” on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Marina Park in Newport Beach, California. The inaugural fundraising event will celebrate the history of angling in California and will feature a hosted beer and wine bar, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and dinner catered by the Newport Rib Company. Each guest will also receive an amazing swag bag, filled with high-quality items from IGFA supporters.

“California has a long and rich history of angling,” said IGFA Trustee Michael Farrior. “We are excited to present the story of angling in our great state and share the conservation work and education programs currently underway. We are looking for partners to help us grow these interests and help plan for the future,” he continued.
The Co-Chairs of the event are Michael and Susan Farrior and Bob and Sally Kurz. “California anglers have a long and close relationship with the IGFA and the international angling community,” said IGFA Trustee Bob Kurz. “We invite the fishing community to come out and learn more about the exciting contributions to game fish conservation and education that we have made in our state and beyond,” continued Kurz.
“This event has been years in the making and Mike and Bob, along with fellow California IGFA Trustees Bill Shedd and Chase Offield, are planning what is sure to be a great evening of fun and comradery” said IGFA Development Director Eric Combast.
Space is limited and individual tickets are $75 each and table sponsorships begin at $1,000.  For more information, visit the event website at www.bidpal.net/igfaca, or contact IGFA Development Director, Eric Combast, by phone at 954-927-2628 or email: ecombast@igfa.org.