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July 18, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Allie Phillips Reid
fishformandie@gmail.com

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC 
 
The third annual Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament will take place September 20-22 2018.  One hundred percent of net proceeds of this family-friendly event will go to help local Appalachian State University college students with their higher education expenses.
 
The Fish for Mandie Tournament Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Grace 
Galphin, Mary Connelly Wade, and Charles Stanfield are the recipients of the 2018 Mandie Phillips Memorial Scholarships.
 
Each student has been awarded $5,000 towards his/her education expenses at Appalachian State University.
 
Heather Visingard, Director of Donor Stewardship at Appalachian State University states, "We are fortunate to have alumni and friends like you who truly value the exceptional education that Appalachian provides. Your support makes a difference in the lives of our students who, in turn, will go on to make a difference in the world." 
 
The inaugural fishing tournament was established in 2016 at Motts Channel 
Seafood, and is coordinated by family and friends of Mandie Phillips.  Before she passed in 2014, Mandie was a beloved employee at Motts Channel Seafood and a senior at Appalachian State University, majoring in political science with a minor in physics.
 
The mission of the Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament is to fulfill Mandie Phillips’ legacy by providing scholarships to New Hanover County high school students to help with their higher education expenses.
 
"Most people say that the four years in college are the best years of one's life and, for some, it is on the behalf of donors like yourself that these years are made possible," asserts 2018 Scholarship recipient Charles Stanfield.  "I have the utmost respect for your willingness to help students ease the burden financially and I thank God for you all every single day."
 
The third annual Mandie Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament will take place September 20-22, 2018. Alison and Gene Long at Motts Channel Seafood will once again host the event. The tournament offers both inshore/offshore divisions and will be preceded by a captain’s meeting with dinner and live music on Thursday, September 20. In addition to the tournament, an awards dinner with live music, silent auction and raffle is open to the public to attend. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door.
 
To be considered for this scholarship, applications for admission to Appalachian State University must be submitted by November 1st, 2018. Additionally, applications for Academic and Merit Scholarship Opportunities and Admission must be completed by November 15th, 2018.
 
For more information on this year's event please click here.


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