Support the 40th Anniversary NC Lions Club Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament  

By on August 24, 2023

The North Carolina Lions are inviting Outer Banks businesses and individuals to support the 40th Annual North Carolina Lions Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament, October 16-18, 2023, through sponsorships in the 2023 Souvenir Program.

The full-color program will be printed and distributed at the tournament in October, which sees more than 800 participants, their guests as well as volunteers. A digital version of the program will also be distributed through the statewide network of more than 10,000 members, clubs and businesses. Ad sponsorships range from $75-$1500. 


The largest service project of its kind in the world, the North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is sponsored each fall on the Outer Banks by the First Flight, Nags Head, Manteo, Wanchese, Columbia, Lower Currituck Lions clubs. More than 500 participants, known as the VIPs – visually impaired persons, grab a pole to drop a line in the water each fall for the past 39 years. The tournament is also the largest gathering of blind and visually impaired people in North Carolina. For more information, visit:

For more information, call Executive Director Gwen White at 252-202-2329 or 252-441-4966. Email: Gwen White at WHITEINK1@EARTHLINK.NETDownload the Ad Sponsorship Form

See what people are saying:

  • Grandyguy

    This tournament is a great cause for some great folks.
    These VIP’s really get a lot of enjoyment from the fishing & the gathering itself.

    nice write up Linda

    Saturday, Aug 26 @ 11:50 am