Seventh Annual Oregon Tuna Classic

KCBY, Aug 11, 2011

Oregon Coast Community Action has joined with the Seventh Annual Oregon Tuna Classic to provide food and funds to hungry families in southwestern Oregon. The Tuna Classic, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 in Charleston, is an exciting, sport fishing competition with a $3,000 grand prize. The Tuna Classic donates the majority its catch of Albacore tuna to Oregon Coast Community Action’s South Coast Food Share, the regional food bank, and to the Oregon Food Bank.Participants in the Tuna Classic will do their part to help feed the hungry on the South Coast, as well as bring an economic boost to our community. These visiting competitors will stay in local hotels, eat at local restaurants and support local businesses during the event. Registration date August is 14 and the entry fee is $300.00. The late registration date is August 17 and the late entry fee $400.00The Mill Casino, the Port of Coos Bay, and other local businesses and organizations are playing a vital role in the 2011 Tuna Classic. K-DOCK will broadcast live from the docks during the event, so you can catch all the Tuna Classic Action from the comfort of your home or car!“Donations tend to slow in the summer months, so the Tuna Classic couldn’t come at a better time” said Rollie Lobsinger, Director of South Coast Food Share. “This high quality protein will serve as a nutritious addition to the offerings we provide through the pantry system.”Oregon Coast Community Action is a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, please call (541) 888-1574 or learn more at