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Upcoming events: Billfish Tournament, Waterway Cleanup, Florida Panthers and more February 24, 2016

Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament – February 27, 2016. In its 51st year, the Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament, owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and benefiting the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, is the premier not-for-profit fishing tournament in the southeast. The tournament, sponsored by the Miami Marlins, combines a commitment to preserving the seas, cash prizes, a mandate of the release of billfish and the responsible take of fun fish. Entry fee for the Family Fun division is $500 and $1,000 for the Pro division, or $400 and $750 by Feb. 22. Learn more at www.fortlauderdalebillfishtournament.com.

Broward County Waterway Cleanup – March 5, 2016. The 39th annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup, organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Marine Industry Cares Foundation, is the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event and offers scholarship opportunities for middle and high school students. In 2015, nearly 2,000 volunteers of all ages by land and over 100 boats worked at more than 30 locations across the county to remove 15 tons of trash and debris from our waterways, rivers and canals. Learn more at www.waterwaycleanup.org.

Maritime Monday with the Florida Panthers – March 7, 2016. Join us as the Florida Panthers take on the Boston Bruins at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of $30 club level tickets are available. Visit www.miasf.org/events to purchase tickets.

Save the Date: MIASF Business Lunch – March 31. What your business needs to know about Internet security and e-commerce. Details to come!

Plywood Regatta – April 8-9, 2016. MIASF’s 20th annual Plywood Regatta is a two-day event where students will attempt to build sea-worthy vessels on Saturday, April 8 using simple hand-tools and only a limited set of supplied materials. Then on Sunday, April 9, the public is invited to come watch as the students compete in a fun-filled and friendly rivalry when the finished boats line up and race in a series of heats to determine which boats actually are seaworthy and which boats exude that sinking feeling! Learn more at www.plywoodregatta.com.

Boating Safety Day Out – May 22, 2016. At Bahia Mar from 1-4 p.m., Boating Safety Day Out aims to create awareness, education about boating safety for all ages. Stay tuned for more details!

Marine Industry Day – June 18, 2016. The 3rd annual Marine Industry Day is a free family-oriented event aimed at celebrating the region’s marine industry through a variety of fun, interactive experiences organized by MIASF. It features live music, food trucks, children’s activities, numerous marine-related activities, water taxi tours, educational games and much more. Learn more at www.marineindustryday.org.

For information on volunteering at any MIASF event or sponsorship opportunities, please email sharon@miasf.org.

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