MIAMI, Florida., February 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) has announced one of the biggest first-place prizes for saltwater anglers, the equivalent of $1,000,000 US Dollars in Cryptocurrency in the Billfish Division, to be awarded at the End of Season Championship at San Juan, Puerto Rico. The award marks the first North American sports championship to award its “grand prize” in cryptocurrency.
The SFC offers a series of competitions of 12 events starting in April 2022 with the Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic and continues through the final leg of the tour at the San Juan International Billfish Tournament in Porto Rico in August.
A fishing team must participate in a minimum of three (3) events to qualify for the CCC Billfish Division Championship. The SFC will combine a fishing team’s top three qualifying tournament scores and add all of the team’s qualified catch points throughout the regular season to determine an end-of-season point total. At the end of the five-month regular season, the SFC will award $100,000 to the first-place teams in the Gulf and Atlantic division and $1,000,000 to the best team in all SFC competitions.
The SFC also announced their prize money for their three angling championship competitions on Thursday. The fisherman who catches the heaviest fish, mahi-mahiWahoo and Yellowfin, in the 12 qualifying tournaments will be rewarded $50,000 at the end of the SFC season. In total, the SFC announced $1,350,000 in prizes for its best anglers and fishing teams in its inaugural season.
“We have designed each of our championships around one goal: to provide our anglers and angling teams with access to world-class saltwater angling competition on a large scale,” said the championship commissioner. sport fishing. Marc Neifeld. “Our $1 million The Cryptocurrency Prize not only creates an exciting incentive for our competitors, it also sets a new benchmark for the highest prize awarded by an angling championship and provides our winners with the opportunity to receive their prizes in digital currency. .”
Along with the announcement of the award, SFC also proudly announced a partnership with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) as a sustainability partner, providing invaluable education and conservation expertise to SFC. Additionally, the foundation will run educational programs as part of the fan fest, promoting ocean and fish conservation and coordinating interactive camps for children.
“We are thrilled to be the beneficiaries of the Sport Fishing Championship,” said world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey. “With this funding, we will be able to expand our extensive STEAM program for students and our professional development programs for teachers. We work every day to inspire young Ocean Ambassadors and provide them with exciting experiences in marine and environmental science. Educating our future leaders in marine conservation and ocean sustainability has never been more critical, and the partnership between CCC and CBS Sports will go a long way in raising awareness.”
The Guy Harvey brand is highly respected, widely recognized and dedicated to supporting sustainability and ocean conservation. A portion of the proceeds from sales of all Guy Harvey apparel and merchandise benefits ocean research, education and conservation initiatives through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF). The non-profit organization is dedicated to saving the seas, supporting groundbreaking research and helping to train the next generation of conservationists.
GHOF recently began rolling out a marine science education program for K-12 students. This engaging program is designed to enhance marine and environmental science courses to give students a better understanding of the importance of our oceans and its people.
While the live events will provide plenty of excitement for fans, viewers at home can also be part of the action. Last month, the SFC and CBS Sports Network agreed to a multi-year deal that brings high-stakes live saltwater tournaments straight from the boats participating in the events. The historic partnership includes two hours of live coverage of the final day’s tournament on CBS Sports Network from all 12 SFC regular season events. Fans can also watch full tournament coverage on SportFishingChampionship.com from start to finish of each SFC event.
The SFC will unveil its corporate partners in the coming weeks. Additionally, the full schedule for the inaugural 2022 Sport Fishing Championship season will be posted soon on SportFishingChampionship.com.
About the Sport Fishing Championship
The Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) is the world’s premier deep-sea angling series, consisting of twelve points-based tournaments culminating in a team of top angling champions. Competitors earn points based on their placement in SFC qualifying tournaments and additional points for each qualified catch recorded throughout the regular season. The top team receives a substantial cash prize and the prestigious SFC Championship Trophy. For more information on the SFC, visit SportFishingChampionship.com or follow us on social media @sportfishingchampionship.
About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, fisherman, conservationist, explorer and entrepreneur, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. his childhood for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted him to pursue a formal education in marine science. Graduated with Honors in Marine Biology from University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home Jamaica resume his studies, obtaining his doctorate. from University of the West Indies in 1984. Although he abandoned a fledgling career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy continued his relentless quest to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine fauna. he paints. For more information, visit guyharvey.com.
About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and organizes educational programs aimed at preserving the marine environment. GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine ecologists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. GHOF.org
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