Law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz sponsors fishing tournament for Lee County 2020 graduates
Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz P.A. joined other sponsors to support Take a Grad Fishing 2020, a catch-and-release fishing tournament for Lee County high school graduates held from and on the Sanibel Causeway July 11. The sponsorship helped provide food and beverages, prizes, tournament shirts and team rulers for over 100 participants.
About 15 charter fishing captains donated their time, boats, bait and gear to take registered students fishing at no cost to the students. The event was organized by Jason Miller, owner of Reel Therapy Charters, in recognition of cancellation due to the pandemic of traditional events including prom, in-person graduation and other end-of-year events. In addition to providing funding, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz provided logo backpacks filled with koozies, water bottles, small hand sanitizers and key chains for the participants.
“For nearly 60 years, our firm has been supporting our community,” said Richard L. Purtz, managing partner for Goldstein Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz. “When we saw that the tournament might fall short of funding, we wanted to participate and acknowledge the sacrifices the graduates have had to make through no fault of their own. The tournament is a bright spot in an unprecedented year.”