Fishing tournament held to support 6-year-old Hebron boy battling a genetic disorder

CRISFIELD, Md. – This weekend a group of Marylanders held their annual Tangier Classic Fishing Tournament in Crisfield and it was all for a good cause.

Event organizers say over 270 anglers competed in different divisions such as the powerboat and kayak divisions.

This year, the event raised money for 6-year-old Franklin Kirwan from Hebron who is battling Neurofibromatosis Type 1, which is a genetic disorder.

Organizers say the event has helped raise 21,000 dollars in the past and that despite the pandemic people decided to come out and show support.

“Even in a year with COVID-19 and everything else, the business community taking a hit in the pocketbook and we had all these people tell us that we’re on board to support your tournament and the great cause that we’re out here for, that hits you right in the heart,” said Committee Member Adam Corry.

“So, it’s a big deal to us,” said Corry.

If you couldn’t make it to the event this weekend and would still like to make a donation for Kirwan you’re encouraged to reach out to Adam Corry through email at

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