The Hampton Bays Fire Department hosts the event, its ninth annual, held in honor of Benjamin “Benny” Lupia, and features a day of fun and surprises in addition to the fishing.
Lupia, a volunteer with the Hampton Bays Fire Department for 73 years and a former chief, died in 2010. He joined the fire department in 1937, seven years after it was founded, and served under every single chief in the department’s history including, briefly, his grandson. While serving the department, he lived across the street from the Montauk Highway firehouse. Lupia served as chief himself between 1954 and 1957.
The tournament begins at 7 AM and there is pre-registration and a host of information available online at www.HamptonBaysFireDept.com. Donohue’s Steak House, Lexus of Southampton, and Wealth Management are among the sponsors.