Annual fishing tournament raises $56,000 for United Way

The 22nd Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament, held on April 21 in Pine Island, raised more than $56,000.

All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee Counties.

The event included raffle prizes, silent auction items and more. Matlacha Fishing Charters earned grand slam recognition.

For more information on the tournament and information on next year’s event, visit