Women from Waterfront Properties Join ‘Bluewater Babes’ Fishing Tournament

The Realtors-turned-anglers don pink wigs and flip-flops to help raise money for cancer charities.

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The Waterfront Properties and Club Communities team, '50 Shades of Pink'

A total of 93 boats entered the tournament this year – a record – and each was decorated from bow to stern.

Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) October 10, 2012

Waterfront I, the luxury yacht owned by Waterfront Properties and Club Communities Managing Partner Rob Thomson, pulled away from Castaways Marina Jupiter at 8 a.m. Oct. 6, carrying 16 sales agents in search of kingfish, dolphin and wahoo.

They crew returned with tans, tales and tributes to those with breast and ovarian cancer.

The all-woman angling team, whose theme was “50 Shades of Pink,” participated in the fourth-annual “Bluewater Babes” Fish for a Cure fundraising tournament, a two-day event that is one big party for all involved.

The festivities kicked off with a Captain’s Meeting, Bacardi Cocktail Contest and Male Mate Auction. All the women came dressed in costumes to match their themes, with the Waterfront Properties team sporting hot-pink wigs and matching flip-flops. Also, the Jupiter Lighthouse, a brick-red beacon that towers above the homes on Jupiter Island, was shrouded in a pink glow to recognize breast cancer-awareness month.

A total of 93 boats entered the tournament this year – a record – and each was decorated from bow to stern. Waterfront I featured pink lights and black banners with the slogans “Dominate the Disease,” “Fight Like a Girl,” Secure the Cure” and “Whip Cancer.”

Proceeds benefit two Palm Beach County charities: Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope and Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper. More than $100,000 has been raised for the organizations since 2009.

Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope is dedicated to assisting families affected by all types of cancers pay their bills, rents and mortgages so they can concentrate on treatments and healing. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper is a program facilitated by Palm Healthcare Foundation that not only supports research into ovarian cancer but also direct aid to women who have the disease and are struggling financially.

The Waterfront Properties team included Betsy Munson, captain, Linda Blackwell and Carola Rathke, co-captains, and anglers Sheri Carter, Jessica Donohue, Andrea Jacobson, Jo Ann Jacobson, Stephanie Kline, Kathy Palmer, Gina Pelcher, Stacie Sciolino and Christina Zecca.

“The Waterfront I ladies team was spectacular in costume and camaraderie,” Munson said. “We had fun, a lot of laughs and got to know each other better. Everyone has been touched by cancer, either personally, family and friends, and helping to make Fish for a Cure a success was important to all us.”

Kline described the experience as “very dynamic and positive.”

“How wonderful for us to be together to help support such a worthy cause that is close to so many’s hearts,” she said. “I have the tremendous pleasure of working with so many women that I respect and enjoy their company.”