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Spearfishing Tourneys Join Forces to Fight Cystic Fibrosis

Diving For a Cause (DFAC), is a charitable organization run by spearfisherwomen (and men) who share their catch and unique skills with those in need. Every year DFAC hosts an invitational spearfishing tournament to raise funds and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s research for a cure. The inspiration behind this annual event is  a five year-old boy named Troy Tosun. The son of an avid North Carolina spearfisherman, Troy heroically battles cystic fibrosis, never letting it hinder his passion to fish with his dad. is excited to announce that the Wrightsville Beach Spearfishing Tournament has agreed to partner with DFAC this year to bring more attention to the cause — uniting divers and non-divers alike to raise awareness, generate funds and donate fish caught in support of cystic fibrosis research. These two organizations, (both passionate about spearfishing and giving back) will collaborate in a joint event held June 7-11, 2012.

Using proceeds from this creative event, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will continue their mission of improving the lives of children who live with cystic fibrosis.

Hosted off the coast of southeast North Carolina, this event affords spearos world-class diving on off shore wrecks, in shore reefs and famous dive sites like the Frying Pan Shoals. With artificial reefs and wrecks located as close as three miles from shore, participants will enjoy excellent underwater habitats near and far. For more information check out the DFAC website for the invitational, the  Wilmington Spearfishing website or you can simply make a donation by clicking here.

Francesca Koe
Francesca Koe
An active ocean advocate, VP of U.S. Freediving, a multi-agency dive instructor, PFI Safety Supervisor and AIDA judge, Francesca also serves as the Editor-At-Large here at You can usually find Francesca diving in the kelp, hanging out at the Farallones with sharky friends, or trying to improve upon her own PB's.