21st South Portland fishing contest to be the last

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SOUTH PORTLAND — The 21st and final Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament will be hed Aug. 1-4 in honor of the late Philip H. Grondin, Sr., founder of the tournament. 

Grondin, who died at age 76 last September, helped grow the tournament and raise more than $800,000 for Maine’s community colleges and other worthy causes. The goal of this year’s tournament is to raise $200,000 and push the 21-year fundraising total to over $1 million.

This year’s contest will begin with a fundraising auction Aug. 1 featuring live and silent bidding that is free and open to the public. The fishing contest will feature up to 40 boats that will fish out of Spring Point Marina in search of bluefin tuna. There are still a few slots open for captains to register.

For more information about the tournament and how to register, visit www.mainetuna.org.