Letter to the Editor: Message about Hatteras Village Offshore Open

Published 3:33 pm Saturday, April 25, 2020

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To the Editor:

It is with great sadness that we, the tournament committee for the Hatteras Village Offshore Open (HVOO), must cancel this year’s tournament which was scheduled for May 12 – 16.

On April 21, Dare County announced the staged entry of non-resident property owners beginning May 4 and extended our “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order until May 22, 2020. No word has yet to be given on when visitors will be permitted to access Dare County. We wish we had better news to share but realize that we are all having to make sacrifices during this unprecedented time.

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To our participants, we are going to miss seeing you all, those who have been fishing the HVOO for years and those who were going to be joining us for the first time. We will be doing everything in our power to make next year’s tournament the best yet and trust that you will come back and join us!

To our sponsors, your involvement throughout the years is appreciated more than you know. It is through your support that we are able to fund scholarships for Hatteras Village residents to further their education and also make donations to many of the other non-profit organizations here on Hatteras Island. We will be reaching out to you each individually to discuss options.

We hope that everyone will be able to get back out on the water soon. There are some other great tournaments coming up in the North Carolina Governor’s Cup and we wish everyone calm seas and tight lines.

Laura Young

Tournament Chair

Editor’s Note: This message is from the Tournament Committee of the Hatteras Village Offshore Open. It represents messages received from many organizations canceling springtime events. The Hatteras Village Offshore Open is the first tournament in the annual North Carolina Governor’s Cup Series. The 2020 Open would have been the 26th organized by Hatteras Village residents.