When is the fundraising deadline for the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge?

The deadline for donations to be applied to boats competing in the 2019 Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is 6:00pm on Saturday, November 2, 2019. This includes online credit card, cash, and checks. The winning boat with the most funds raised in the Captain’s Challenge will be announced during the F4AC Shore Party.

So that we may ensure that your offline gift is processed in time, please contact the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation office at 443-481-4587 or fishforacure@aahs.org for further instruction and details for check or cash donation delivery. Any checks received in the mail after close of business Friday, November 1, will not be applied towards the 2019 Captain’s Challenge standings but will support the Cancer Survivorship Program at AAMC.  Please make checks payable to AAMC Foundation and include the boat name in the memo line.

How do I register my boat? Can I use the same information as last year?

If you are a returning Captain, your username and password from 2018 is saved in the system and should work for you again this year. To get started:

  • Click “Register Your Boat” and click “Join as a New Captain”.
  • Click “I would like to start a new team” in the lower right corner and enter the information prompted.
  • Once you have entered the captain’s information, please select “register another angler” and register your 3 included anglers and any additional anglers fishing.

If you have any questions about boat registration or customizing your personal boat fundraising page, please email fishforacure@aahs.org. or call 443-481-4799.

How much does it cost to register a boat?

It costs $500 to register your boat, yourself, and up to three anglers. This initial registration also includes entrance to the Captain’s Meeting on October 30th, and entry for all four crew members to the Shore Party (5:00pm – 10:00pm) after the fishing tournament on November 2nd. Additional anglers on your boat above and beyond the original four included in your boat registration fee will be $150.00 per additional angler – this fee also includes entry to the Captain’s Meeting and the Shore Party. If you want to bring additional friends or family to the Shore Party – the cost will be $150.00 per person.

I am a sponsor, how do I register the boat included in my sponsorship?

Email fishforacure@aahs.org for the sponsor code!

Do I need to pay for additional Shore Party tickets at the same time I pay for my boat registration?

No. You can pay for these separately on the website. We will be returning to the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel (formerly the Marriott) for the Shore Party and it will run from 5:00pm till 10:00pm.  The weigh-in will be on Pusser’s Dock – right out front – so you can tie up there, or in the harbor and get a ride from the harbor taxi!

Are there any local hotels we can book for the night of the Shore Party?

Group routes are available at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel.

Can I write a check?

Yes. Please make checks payable to AAMC Foundation and mail to 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, Suite 604, Annapolis, MD, 21401. Be sure to place the name of the boat you are donating to in the memo line!

What is the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge?

The Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is a fundraising competition. As well as participating in the fishing tournament, each Captain will be asked to set a goal of $3,000 for additional fundraising dollars. The Captains will need to put together some information and pictures of their team/boat to be shared on your customized boat fundraising page. This page can then be forwarded to friends and family to generate donations to Fish For A Cure.

In order for the F4AC Board to announce the winner of the Paul C. Dettor Captains Challenge at the Shore Party, the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge will officially close at 5:00pm on Saturday, November 2nd. No additional online donations will count towards any boat’s final fundraising numbers at this point. However, charitable gifts to Fish For A Cure can still be made during and after the event and are much appreciated.

Do I “have” to participate in the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge?

Participation isn’t mandatory, but it is expected. This is a tournament aimed at raising funds for cancer survivorship programs and we expect Captains to accept a team goal of $3,000. The Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is the best way to increase exposure for the event and an excellent vehicle for raising as much money as possible for a fantastic cause. Plus, the competition to win the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge will be fierce and is a lot of fun – you may well regret not participating!

What information do I need to put together for my team’s Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge page?

You will need to put together a short biography for the team. Include things like why you chose to participate, what the tournament means to you, what your goals are, how much you intend to raise, how you intend to crush your competition…A picture would be great! There will be examples of other Captain’s pages for you to refer to and a digital tackle box containing all kinds of tips and templates to make the process as easy as possible.

What if I have questions about getting my boat set-up on the F4AC website. I got through the registration process; but now I’d like to personalize my boat and team page?

If your kids can’t fix it for you, please email: fishforacure@aahs.org

When/What is the Captain’s Meeting?

This year’s Captain’s Meeting will be Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. You will learn the 2019 Tournament rules and procedures, and pick up your captain’s buckets and F4AC signature t-shirts for your crew. This is also your last opportunity to register a boat and add anglers to your crew.

Why is attendance at the Captain’s Meeting mandatory?

Because we need to know who is definitely fishing! Plus this is our opportunity to make sure all Captains understand the rules of the tournament and have been given their packets/Captain’s swag.

What should I expect at the Fishing Tournament on Saturday?

Most boats get an early start and can start from wherever they like. However, no matter what time you start out, you must be “IN LINE” with your fish registered for the weigh-in by 4pm – no exceptions!

Is there a Catch & Release Division?

YES! We introduced the Catch & Release Division in 2016 and it has been really well received. It is supported by CCA Maryland and Building Conservation Trust.

What should I expect for the Shore Party on Saturday?

Any person that has not registered as a Captain or an additional angler will need to visit the F4AC site and register as a party participant. You can still come to the party without first registering, but it will really help with catering numbers if you can do so in advance. We will be returning to the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel for the Shore Party which runs from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. If you register at the door, payment will be taken at that point. There will be plenty of great items in the auction so please don’t forget your cash! Finally, put on your comfortable party shoes and get ready to dance.

When will I receive my Fish For A Cure t-shirt?

Fish For A Cure t-shirts for all Captains and anglers are available for pick up at the Captain’s meeting.

For those who make a donation of $125 or more to a boat, you have the option to select free shipping or in-person pick up at AllTackle in Annapolis during check out. (AllTackle is located at 2062 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.)

F4AC t-shirts will be mailed or available for pick up after the 2019 Tournament. Exact dates and times coming soon! Thank you so much for your generous support of the Cancer Survivorship Program. Email fishforacure@aahs.org with any questions.

How does F4AC partner with AAMC Foundation?

Thanks to the generous support over the last decade of our Captains, Anglers, sponsors, and community partners like you, we have grown the Fish For A Cure Tournament and Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge to a grand scale. To help us keep this ever growing fishing tournament and Shore Party running ship shape, we have recruited the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation to assist with the maintenance of our website and online donation process. As Fish For A Cure Board members and volunteers, we are still spearheading this special event, but the AAMC team is helping us in our wake.

Is Fish For a Cure a registered 501(c) (3)?

Fish For a Cure is an event run in partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, which is a registered non-profit. All donations are tax deductible. Our Tax ID is: 52-1331298. If you need a copy of our letter of certification, mission statement or W9, please email: fishforacure@aahs.org