Oct 15, 2012

Fishing Tournament to Benefit Wishing Well International Foundation

Proceeds from the tournament will go toward completing WWIF’s most recent projects


Members of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) have decided to support Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) during their 2012 Fishing Fools fishing tournament. The tournament is held yearly after the PWQA annual convention as a way for long-time members to bond and exchange fishing stories, as well as to discuss business opportunities.

Mike Baird, organizer of the tournament, announced earlier in the summer that a portion of the proceeds collected from the tournament would support the efforts of WWIF. Kurt Peterson of Water Conditioning & Purification Intl. (WC&P) magazine, director and long-time supporter of WWIF, and Guillermo Guzman, WWIF founder, attended the Fishing Fools fishing tournament 2012, which started Friday, Oct. 12 and ran through Sunday, Oct. 14. Leaving from San Diego, the anglers fished for two solid days, with prizes for the most fish and biggest fish, among others.

Florida-based Cyriacks Environmental Consulting Services (CECOS), a Platinum sponsor and a supporter of WWIF since its inception, has pledged to match dollar for dollar, up to $2,500, all donations received from the water treatment industry through Oct. 31. "We believe in the mission of WWIF and invite the industry to exercise their corporate social responsibility," said company President Wendy Cyriacks. "We know times are tough for many companies; however, times are tougher for those the foundation is reaching out to and trying to help. It does not matter how large or small the donation is; every little bit helps and we will match it."

The funds will go toward completing WWIF’s most recent projects in San Jose de Ulloa, Dominican Republic, and Bagliga, Ghana.

Click here to join the efforts of the Fishing Fools 2012.