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Fishing for first responders
Members of the Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club weigh one of the last fish to be entered Saturday as part of the club's annual Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic. - photo by Rachel Quayle

The Fort McAllister Sport Fishing Club raised $1,800 Saturday for The Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire as part of its annual Coastal Empire Kingfish Classic.

The tournament is a tradition for the fishing club, and each year members choose a different charitable organization to support with its proceeds.

The Two Hundred Club, founded in 2001, is a nonprofit organization that works in about 20 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. When a first responder, such as a police officer or firefighter, is killed while on duty, the organization aids the victim’s family by providing financial support to help them through the tragedy. To date, the Two Hundred Club has given about $1.2 million to the beneficiaries.

There were 24 boats that participated in the event and prizes were given to first, second and third places in a variety of categories (including total catch, biggest kingfish, smallest kingfish and biggest cobia).

For more information on The Two Hundred Club, please see


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