The Town of Brookhaven will be hosting the fourth annual Keith Romaine Memorial Snapper Derby. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Union Dock on Union Avenue in Center Moriches.
Co-sponsored by the Montauk Surfcasters Association with support from the Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches, the friendly competition in honor of Romaine, the late son of Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine, has attracted support from families and friends throughout the community since its 2020 inception.
Prizes will be awarded for age groups 14 and under and ages 15 to 18. Bring your own pole, bait and bucket. There is a suggested $5 donation per participant to benefit the Joseph Rera Memorial Scholarship Fund. Rera died on Nov. 6 at Cupsogue Beach County Park, in Westhampton Beach.
Last year, 79 children from Center Moriches and surrounding communities signed up for the catch-and-release tournament. The winner for the 4 to 12 age group was Grace Scalezi with a 10-inch snapper, while Nick Hristidis was the 12- and 1/2 to 18-year-olds winner with his 10-and-3/4-inch catch.
For more information call 631-451-6502 or visit brookhavenny.gov/derby for registration.
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