My name is Captain Michael Littlefield and every year the family of Staff
Sergeant Christopher Potts and our fishing club, the Aquidneck Island Striper
Team, has the honor of hosting a fishing tournament for our friend who was
mortally wounded in Iraq. For the last six years, we have been raising money for
the SSG Christopher Potts Memorial Fund through local donations. This year will
be the 7th Annual SSG Christopher Potts Fishing Tournament for the family.
SSG Potts was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery
Regiment, Army National Guard, Providence, RI. He died in Taji, Iraq while
conducting traffic control operations. SSG Potts died October 3, 2004 on his
38th birthday. He leaves a wife and two
Chris was an avid fisherman. He loved to spend time fishing with his family.
In his memory, we gather annually to fish with his family and friends. This
year’s tournament will start of Friday, September 7th
at noon and end at noon on Saturday, September 15th. The benefit will be held at the Portuguese American Citizen Club in Portsmouth, RI on Saturday, September
15th from 3pm to 7pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Riverside Marine, Sam’s Bait & Tackle, Saltwater Edge, Quaker Lane Bait & Tackle, Bucko’s Tackle, Lucky Bait & Tackle, Main Bait & Tackle, CMS Tackle and Westport Marine Specialists. More information can be found at www.AIStriperTeam.com. There will be food, prizes, raffles and music at the benefit.
In order to make this fundraiser a continued success, we need your help with
food, raffle, and prize items. Whether it’s fishing equipment, gift
certificates, a monetary donation or food for the benefits, we would greatly
appreciate your generosity for whatever you can contribute. Donations will be
accepted at any of the participating tackle shops or through
www.AIStriperTeam.com. Donations may be mailed to Riverside marine, c/o SSG
Christopher Potts Fishing Tournament, 211 Riverside Drive, Tiverton, RI 02878.
If you prefer, we can make arrangements to pick up donations at your
convenience. If your company would like to find out more about sponsorship
opportunities, please contact us at the numbers below.
Come celebrate this great event with the SSG Potts family and friends. There
is fun for the entire family. Thank you for your time and consideration.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL
Ralph Craft 401-297-6062
Ted Zack 401-401-662-6052