"No, don't throw me into that water!" Neil Subin might have been thinking when he was tossed into the St. Lucie River recently.
But it was in fun and Subin didn't mind being doused by his fishing buddies as a traditional gesture after his team won the Stuart Sailfish Club's Light Tackle Tournament with the most sailfish releases.
The Sewall's Point angler promptly gave $2,500 of his winnings to the Rivers Coalition Defense Fund.
Other Sewall's Point residents are urged to follow Subin's lead, encouraged to do so in a new letter to all from Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, who is spearheading fund-raising in the area.
Funding is needed for the Coalition's continuing fight to restore and protect the estuary, through legal actions and advocacy.
A special Donor Honor Roll on the RiversCoalition.org website lists supporters in various categories.
We promise you won't get thrown in the river.
Meanwhile other recent donations have come from:
William & Cecilia Anspach $5,000.00
David True Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley $2,500.00
Pirates Cove Resort & Marina $1,165.00
Mr. & Mrs. James Webert $1,000.00
Robert & Marilyn May $1,000.00
Martin County Leadership Alumni $1,000.00
Michael Noll $1,000.00
Robert Bangert $1,000.00
Susan R & John W Sullivan Foundation $500.00
Donald Robert Kurtz $200.00
Cristi Hernandez $200.000
Circle Bay Yacht Club $100.00
De La Bahia Club $100.00
William Snyder $100.00
John & Barbara Grimmer $100.00