Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2005
World Publications, LLC, announces a major online auction to raise money for families and individuals in the recreational fishing industry devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Sponsored by Fly Fishing In Salt Waters, Marlin and Sport Fishing magazines, The Hurricane Katrina Relief Auction for Fishermen lets online users bid on various saltwater fishing goods and services such as gear, fishing trips, apparel, and autographed merchandise by fishing celebrities. One hundred percent of the proceeds are targeted to Guide for the Gulf, a nonprofit foundation set up specifically to help impacted charters and guides in the region.
"All of us at World Publications have friends and industry partners in the region who were left literally with only the shirts on their backs," says Scott Leon, editor of Fly Fishing In Salt Waters, who proposed the auction. "Doing the auction online allows us to quickly and efficiently raise money to help those most in need."
The tragedy hits home for Leon, who hails from Biloxi and still has family there.
Adds World Publications' fishing group publisher Glenn Hughes, "With the entire staff of the fishing group working behind the scenes to secure donations, we're hoping to raise many thousands of dollars that will go directly to impacted families and individuals in the fishing industry."
The auction runs through 5 p.m. (EST) on November 30, 2005, and may be extended if response continues. All winning bids are tax-deductible.
World Publications, LLC, is a leader in the enthusiast magazine market. Fly Fishing In Salt Waters, the No.1 guide for saltwater fly-fishermen, is published six times a year. Sport Fishing, the magazine for sport-fishing enthusiasts, is published 10 times per year. Marlin, the bible for big-game fishermen, is published nine times per year. World also produces Sport Fishing Television, seen on ESPN, and a suite of game-fishing tournaments including FishStock, Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, Bermuda Big Game Classic, Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Triple Crown and the Trinidad Tarpon Bash.