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The Billfish Foundation’s 2020 Virtual Gala

Despite COVID-19 and resulting challenges for The Billfish Foundation (TBF), board members and staff invite you to join and support our 2020 VIRTUAL Gala, guaranteed to be casual as you view, bid and donate from the comfort of your home! Think of the money you will have saved by not attending in person, which you can now spend on Silent Auction items or give a tax-deductible donation to help TBF during these unprecedented times. We hope you understand our dilemma and will help. Next year we will party hard at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort, but first we must survive 2020!

Click HERE to check out our Event Website! This site, charityauction.bid/TBF2020 will host all of the excitement of the Gala, including the auction, costume contest, and more! The livestream will occur on Facebook live!

Friday, October 23rd the Silent Auction begins and eight (8) days later wraps up on Friday, October 30th at 7 pm EST. On October 30th, at 6 pm, Sponsors & Lifetime Achievement Award Winners will be virtually highlighted during the event on Facebook Live. Award winners include Captain Chris Sheeder, Scientist Joe Yurt and Yacht Designer, and Manufacturer Roy Merritt who will give brief speeches during the ceremony.

Get a head-start on Halloween with TBF’s worldwide costume contest held during the Silent Auction days. Submit your photos to tbf@billfish.org, including your name, email address and phone number. Winners to be announced on Friday, October 30th, following the presentations.


  • Auction: Open now through October 3oth at 7pm EST,
  • Raffle: Open now through October 30th at noon EST, every $25 spent at our online store or on a membership equals one chance to win the prize: a YETI Panga 100, TBF Signature Jacket, and Sailfish-level membership to keep or share! Winner will be announced during the Facebook Livestream on October 30th at 6pm EST!
  • Costume Contest: Open now through October 30th at noon EST, submit photos of you in your best Halloween costume, winner announced during the Facebook Livestream on October 30th at 6pm EST!
  • Livestream: Join us on Facebook on October 30th at 6pm EST when we announce the winners of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, as well as the winners of the costume contest and raffle! It’ll be an event you won’t want to miss!