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The NC Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is a three-day event that attracts more than 350 visually impaired persons, 130 sighted guests, and 300 volunteers to the Outer Banks each year. The fishing tournament provides educational, recreational, and personal growth opportunities. All fishing takes place on the Avalon, Nags Head, Jennette’s, and Kitty Hawk Fishing Piers, and on two head boats, the Crystal Dawn and Miss Oregon Inlet. All other events and banquets occur at the Lions Westcott Park in Manteo. In addition to fishing, VIPs will visit tourist attractions, see vendors, interact with an ophthalmologist, hear from state officials, enjoy a Bible study, and dance. Live bands include the Rhondels and the Out ‘N Cold band.
The NC Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is sponsored by the First Flight, Manteo, Nags Head, Columbia, Wanchese, Lower Currituck, and Plymouth Lions clubs. Applications to participate in the event are available online. Registration is $100 for VIPs and $125 for other sighted individuals. There is a $50 charge for additional night stays. Guests and volunteers are welcome for a fee. All applications available online at the event website.