09 Jun 2017

Fishing for a Cause – 8th Annual Tournament

Boating season is here! Who’s excited? Before you cast off, you may want to attend

09 Jun 2017


Boating season is here! Who’s excited? Before you cast off, you may want to attend a boating safety course provided by MBF and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Come by land or sea… Now in its 8th year, the Monica Burguera Foundation Fishing For a Cause Tournament is a one-day, off-shore tournament featuring fishing for dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and tuna. Once again it will take place at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club where families can enjoy a Sunday in the pool or by the water. We have something for everyone in the family!  M.B.F. members as well as family, friends and local business owners participate in the prestigious sport fishing event of the summer, where unique trophies are awarded for the largest fish. Sponsorship packages are still available! Contact the M.B.F. office to discuss what sponsorship opportunities are still available. Don’t miss out!

An admission bracelet are on sale now, Captain’s Night on Thursday, August 17th and Day of Tournament, Buffet and Award Ceremony Saturday, August 19th. Without a bracelet, there will be no access to the Captain’s Party on Thursday or the Buffet and Award Ceremony on Saturday. For more information call 305.398.4609 or visit mbfsafety.org


Boating accidents affect thousands of families, friends and neighbors in our community. On October 7th, 2006, it devastatingly affected the Burguera family. A tragic boating accident during the 2006 Columbus Day Regatta weekend festivities claimed the life of their daughter and sister, Monica Burguera, a friend James Noel Pou, and left many others seriously injured.

As a result, in 2007 The Monica Burguera Foundation was founded to promote boating safety. Through sponsors and their donations we are able to offer this boating safety course to each and every one of you in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.


The mission of the Monica Burguera Foundation (MBF) is to raise funds and awareness in order to create programs that will educate boaters and create consciousness of the importance of boater’s safety.  Boating accidents and deaths are preventable!  Through education, the Monica Burguera Foundation is working diligently to protect all boaters from boating accidents.  MBF believes that boating safety education can prevent accidents and deaths.  Since 2013, the Monica Burguera Foundation has certified over 5,000 students through its “About Boating Safety Courses”.  Our dedication to boating safety through education, conducted in conjunction with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, is open to all in the hopes of saving lives. 

As a non-for-profit organization the Monica Burguera Foundation depends on contributions from sponsors to help meet its operational goals. We would like to invite you to become an Official Sponsor of the Monica Burguera Foundation. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the important work being carried out by the foundation, with the goal of raising awareness about how to stay safe on the water and avoid tragic accidents.  The monies raised will go towards its objective: Promoting Watercraft Safety Through Education.  We are providing you with information about our organization, and hope that after reviewing the Monica Burguera Foundation’s mission, you will agree that our goals and objectives are worthy of your support.


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