The “Deadliest Catch” celebrities who flew in to Sarasota, Florida on their own dime did much more then sign autographs and go ‘gator hunting.
Captains Larry Hendricks, Keith Colburn, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, & their sponsor and companion The Crabbroker, orchestrated a fundraising event for children at Sarasota’s The Florida Center They not only provided some very “deadly” personal items that proved to by desired by many, they also “worked” the crowds throughout the auction and managed to raise a whopping $44,000 for their chosen charity.
Items provided by the crew included t-shirts, a life ring, several jackets, and a trip for two to Dutch Harbor. High bids on the F/V Timebandit and F/V Wizard jackets were in the $800-$850 range. The highest bidder on the trip to Dutch Harbor shelled out a cool 15k for his prize, and then not to be outdone, the second highest bidder for the trip offered to pay the same amount if another trip for two could be provided for him…it was.
Although fans throughout the country rave about the great generosity of these “Deadliest Catch” skippers and deckhands, none seem to be more impressed then the crabbroker, themselves. Words from the sponsors of these “Bad Boys of the Bering Sea”…”They all paid their own way to get here, and it really showed what great people they are, with hearts of gold…”
Tune in later this Labor-Day weekend and see what it’s like to take a trip to Dutch Harbor and fish like a real crabber. The crabbroker goes every year with a select few and they do some pretty interesting things…you’ll see