For the fourth consecutive year, the IGFA will recognize extraordinary Captains and Crews that have contributed to sport fishing by invention, outstanding catch or catches, or have set an outstanding example of their trade. Recipients are bestowed with the Tommy Gifford Award, named for the one of the greatest saltwater charter skippers of all time. The 2014 Legendary Captains & Crews event will be held at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida, USA and emceed by Capt. Skip Smith and Fishing Hall of Fame member Mark Sosin. This year’s honorees include
Captain Mike Benitez
Captain Gary Ellis
Captain Bill Hatch
Captain Bouncer Smith
Captain Dennis "Braazaka" Wallace
The awards ceremony begins at 6 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Tickets begin at $75 and table packages are available. To reserve your seat, please contact Marissa Mackel at 954-924-4236 or email@example.com.
To make convenient overnight accommodations at a special rate of $239 (for the evening of February 15th only) simply call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 or 954-342-8333 on or before Friday, January 17, 2014. Please identify yourself as part of the IGFA Legendary Captains & Crews Room Block group staying at the Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port, located adjacent to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum at 400 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004-2124.