Sturdivant Tuna Tourney Endowment Gets Another Boost
October 30, 2014
Organizers of the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament (SITT) hosted representatives of the Maine Community Colleges at a reception in South Portland recently at which they presented checks for the colleges’ endowed SITT scholarship funds.
The 17th annual tournament was held in August out of the Spring Point Marina in South Portland. The tourney has made more than $600,000 in charitable contributions since the inaugural event in 1998. Most of the funds have gone toward establishing scholarship endowments at Maine’s community colleges. The SITT endowment at CMCC is now approaching $40,000.
This year’s tournament winner was Captain Phil Chase and the crew of “Hook'r1,” who reeled in a 537.4 pound slammer. Captain Patrick Simmons and his “Kelly Ann” crew came in second with a 430.6 catch.
Photo: Pictured here after received a check at the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament (SITT) scholarship reception are Dean of Planning & Public Affairs Roger Philippon, center, along with this year’s scholarship recipients Ryan Levesque and Chyanna Millett-Cordwell.