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Florida Wildlife Federation Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Annual Boating Sweepstakes
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Wildlife Federation is excited to be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our Annual Boating Sweepstakes. Instead of four boats, the Grand Prize winner will choose ONE of five fabulous prizes: two top-selling, family-friendly fishing boats with low emission engines, a hybrid car, an A-frame RV that’s easy to tow with many of todays fuel-efficient SUVs, or $25,000 in cash. The prizes are: the Sea Hunt Triton 188 nearshore boat, the Blue Wave 2000 Pure Bay boat, the Prius Three hatchback, and the Aliner Expedition camper.
New boat choice for 2015 is the Blue Wave 2000 Pure Bay, a high performance fishing boat, ideal for a family outing or the serious angler. With its 8-foot beam, this boat can float in 11-inches of water. Standard equipment includes a leaning post with fold down footrest plus ice chest underneath, multiple live wells, 100% hand-laid hulls, rod lockers, two rear flip seats with storage, stainless steel hardware, unsinkable foam flotation, dry floor drain system and a 10-inch manual jackplate. Package includes a fuel-efficient Suzuki 115 HP fuel injected four stroke outboard engine and a Magic Tilt aluminum trailer.
For second prize, ten winners will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to Guy Harvey Sportswear which features Guy Harvey short sleeve pocket t-shirts and fish tees, dry-release performance shirts, hats, and offshore fishing jackets.
The drawing will take place on December 17, 2015, at 3:00 pm at Federation Headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida. FWF will randomly select one (1) Grand Prize winner from among all eligible entries received, with the drawing supervised by Carroll and Co., Inc., Certified Public Accountants. Florida Wildlife Federation, Inc. is the source of funds used to award cash prizes or to purchase prizes.
Chose your Sweepstakes prize and get outside with your family and friends and enjoy all the marvelous outdoor opportunities that only Florida can offer.
To enter the Florida Wildlife Federation’s Boating Sweepstakes or for details, photos of the prizes, and official rules, click on http://www.fwfonline.org/Sweeps-Archive/Boat/2015-Boating-Sweepstakes.aspx#
About the Florida Wildlife Federation: “The Federation strongly advocates protection for the headwaters of Florida’s streams and rivers as they are critical in providing clean drinking water and to ensure the health of fish and wildlife,” says Manley Fuller, Florida Wildlife Federation President. “The health of the Gulf of Mexico and the Southern Atlantic is directly related to the health of our rivers which in turn depends on keeping our headwaters pristine.”
This fall, the Federation is actively working on Gulf of Mexico restoration to see that RESTORE Act funds are spent on projects that provide longstanding benefits to the Gulf and watersheds all along Florida’s Gulf coast and lowlands. With the recently announced proposed settlement between BP and the State of Florida, county and state officials now have a clear picture of what they will spend for the next 15 years. Helping them find ways to leverage every dollar will be critical to success. As to fisheries, FWF and our allies are pleased that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently adopted a proactive resolution recognizing the need to conserve and monitor marine forage fish populations. We look forward to working with the FFWC in support of the resolution’s goals.
The Florida Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit, statewide conservation organization established in 1936. For more information visit the FWF web site.
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