J.C. Lewis Ford Family Fish Day

Aug 19, 2020 - 1 minute read

a man and a young boy on a boat with a large fish in the water and a man holding a fishing rod


The John A. Peters Jr. Memorial Tarpon Tournament (JAPTT) is hosted out of Savannah, Georgia by Release Marine, Inc.

The JAPTT’s purpose is to benefit the local community by bringing together the community as well as charitably donating to a worthy local organization. The John A. Peters Jr. Memorial Tarpon Tournament is a catch and release tournament that is in it’s 7th year. This annual tournament is becoming a staple in the Savannah area among fisherman. Each year the proceeds from the tournament go to a worthy organization in the greater Savannah area. The 2017, 2018 & 2019 proceeds were donated to St. Joseph’s Chandler Foundations earmarked for Cancer Research.

"The Peter's Family has done an incredible job ensuring a sport their father loved has grown locally and shared with the next generation of responsible sports fishermen. J.C. Lewis Ford was proud to join 51 other captains and their crew for a day on the water benefitting St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundation," Julian Lewis, J.C. Lewis Ford.

Each year Captain’s are giving a choose your day to fish. The alternate day they are encouraged to register their Junior Angler for his or her own day on the water for J.C. Lewis Ford Family Fish Day.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 J.C. Lewis Ford Family Fish Day at the John A.Peters Tarpon Tournament.

1st Place Junior Angler: Jack Guarisco

2nd Place Junior Angler: Olivia Starling

3rd Place Junior Angler: Carey Zipperer

In the photo: Stephen and his son, Benjamin, Greene

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