Local fishing club endows scholarship for CFCC Marine Technology students

Board members of the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club recently presented the Cape Fear Community College Foundation with a $5,000 donation to begin funding an endowed scholarship for Marine Technology students at CFCC. The donation was funded by proceeds from the club’s 15th annual golf tournament held in December at the Echo Farms Golf Club.

Once fully funded, the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club Endowed Scholarship will provide financial support to marine technology students at CFCC, with preference given to graduates of the South Brunswick High School Mose Lewis Aquaculture Facility.

The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club was formed in 1979 by a small group of tournament-winning live-bait fishermen. This group of competitive friends would announce their catches with a spirited cry of “Got ’em on!” over their CB radios. The club was incorporated with 17 members in 1981 and today the membership consists of approximately 300 families. The club hosts several annual King Mackerel tournaments, numerous club socials and activities. Got-Em-On is also a philanthropic non-profit organization and has supported numerous charitable and educational organizations in the region. Previously, the club has donated proceeds from its annual golf tournament to a UNCW graduate fellowship in marine biology, which has been fully funded with over $70,000.

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, instructors, programs and mission of the College. The Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, estate gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes. For more information about CFCC, or about scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at (910) 362-7207 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.