The 2017 St. Jude Benefit Entry Auction Winner is...
Doc Mike on Captain Bill Staff's Sea Spray
It's a yearly tradition in the Blue Marlin Grand Championship: when the event is sold out at 60 participating teams, everyone else goes onto an alternate list. But for those who really want a shot at the title, there's another way.
The 61st entry is set aside as a VIP position known as the St. Jude Position, with special recognition throughout the tournament and even a prime boat slip included at The Wharf Marina for the week. Participants submit sealed bids (minimum bid $10,000), with the winner being awarded the VIP St. Jude Position entry on May 15th. The proceeds from this entry go directly to funding St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is actively seeking a cure for a wide variety of childhood cancers and other terminal illnesses.