All proceeds from the 2014 Keymorada Drawing will benefit the new Crohn’s & Colitis Center at the University of Miami. The Center provides state of the art treatment and services for those suffering with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and related Intestinal Bowel Diseases (IBDs). Please click on the link below to participate in the drawing and support the Center that is so important to our community
The 2013 Sabadell Keymorada Invitational Fishing Tournament to benefit The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is proud to announce that it has raised over $510,000 for the CCFA and to help start the first Crohn's & Colitis Center in South Florida, at the University of Miami. Along with its numerous Sponsors, over 150 law firms throughout Florida and the United States have joined forces to raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These law firms, which usually go head to head in the courtroom, have found common ground in the battle against these debilitating diseases that often afflict children. The 2013 LexisNexis Law Firm Challenge Champion was Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
The Tournament is the brainchild of two brothers, Mitchell and Glenn Widom, attorneys in Miami with Bilzin Sumberg and Glenn L. Widom, P.A., who founded the event in 2005 after Mitch’s daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with Crohn's. Together with Co-Chairs Alicia Widom and Ellen Shapiro, and thanks to the incredible support of the Tournament’s Sponsors, Participants and Guides, the Keymorada has raised over $3.5 million for the CCFA and the UM Crohn's & Colitis Center."
Mitch Howell of Ft. Lauderdale is the 2013 Keymorada Grand Champion and in addition to a beautiful trophy has received an invitation to the prestigious IGFA Championship Series. Captain Steve Leopold of Yabba-Dabba-Doo in Islamorada out of the Postcard Inn Marina (formerly Holiday Isle) received top honors as the 2013 Keymorada Grand Champion Guide. The Top Fly Angler was Robert Balogh of Miami. Top Fly Guide honors were taken by Captain Brian Esposito. The Top Woman Angler was Jeana Schall.
Captain Eric Herstedt was the 2013 Esrick Family Dream Foundation Keymorada Flycasting Champion winning top honors for both accuracy and distance. In addition to his annual donation of a full day of guided fishing, Capt. Herstedt generously donated half of his winnings to the CCFA.
The Tournament takes place each year during the second week of May. The 2013 event was once again be held at the beautiful Cheeca Lodge & Spa, in Islamorada, Florida. If you are interested in fishing, participating as a Law Firm Challenger or as a Tournament Sponsor in 2014, more information can be found by e-mailing Mitch Widom at email@example.com, or Glenn Widom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tournament Co-Chairs - Mitchell, Alicia, Glenn Widom and Ellen Shapiro.
Fundraising Committee Chairs - Dora and Steve Rubin.
Fundraising Committee - Dr Maria Abreu * Jennifer Cabrera * Mitchell Cook * Susan Cook * Dan Heller * Doug Hiller * Ilisa Hoffman * Richard Hoffman * Jordan Keusch * Armando Lapido * Mycki Ratzan * Stuart Ratzan * Joanne Silva * Josie Vila * Ellen Widom * Jordan Widom * Tony Yip