Friday 9th March 2018

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research has announced the first annual New York Classic Tournament at North Cove Marina in New York City on May 10, 2018. The New York Classic Tournament is a competition in world class striped bass fishing followed by an evening event that will benefit the Foundation’s continued research and patient treatment programs.

The T.J. Martell New York Classic Tournament is hosted by Bob McLynn of Crush Music and Mark Weiss of 23/7 Global and will take place on the Hudson River/Raritan Bay with the evening social event at PJ Clarke’s located right at the marina.

Sport Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United States. Over one million people participate in the competitive sport each year and its rapid growth in recent years estimates that growth of the sport will continue.

“The T.J. Martell Foundation’s cancer research programs are saving lives every day, and Mark and I are proud to spearhead this fun, new event to help support an amazing cause,” says co-host Bob McLynn of Crush Music.

“The first annual New York Classic Tournament in May is sure to be one of the most popular new events we have introduced at the Foundation,” said Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation. “We are excited to compete in this fun, exciting sport off the coast of New York and raise important funds for cancer research.”

On Thursday, May 10, 2018 the Classic will begin at 2:00 p.m. E.T. when the boat departs from North Cove Marina in downtown Manhattan. The after-party is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET AT PJ Clarkes located at 250 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281. A limited number of spaces are available for the tournament.  Tickets include charter boat and crew, all bait & tackle, beverages on deck and entry into the after-party. The event is sponsored by The Crush Foundation, Asbury Park Brewery, 23/7 Global and NYC Sports Fishing Charters.