Silver Gate YC hosts annual Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge

SAN DIEGO – Anglers are invited to drop a line for a cause during the 2015 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge taking place Aug. 28-30 at Silver Gate Yacht Club.

The annual three-day fishing tournament is known as the largest tuna fishing tournament in the continental United States and has raised more than $3 million in the past 26 years, according to the event’s organizers.

Funds from the event help to grant wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions in the San Diego community. 

All lines must be in the water by 5 a.m., Aug. 29. A captain’s meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Aug. 28 at Silver Gate YC where team captains will pick up captains bags and goody bags. Weigh-in will take place at either San Diego Marlin Club or Dana Landing Market and Fuel Dock in Mission Bay. More information on the rules, tournament schedule and deadlines can be found at

Anglers will compete for awards such as multi-day fishing trips to Alaska and Mexico, fishing gear, boat equipment, and more. Awards will be presented at the Aug. 30 banquet at Silver Gate YC. The after-tournament party is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club located on Shelter Island.

The public is invited to attend and admission to the Aug. 30 event is free. Tickets for the banquet lunch are $15. More than 700 guests are expected to attend the celebration banquet, which will include raffles, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, and Wish Kid testimonials. 

Register for Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge at


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