Jerry obtained a new freedive division sponsor this year in Adventure Outfitters, he also volunteered to run the weigh-in line with his dad and Frank Alfonso. As a matter of fact, he called me the day after last year's tournament to be sure I had him down as a volunteer for this year.
Sunday morning he happened to be in 44th place, thereby winning the Biller speargun the club voted to set aside as an additional prize to honor our 44th annual event.
I don't know how many of you in the audience realized what happened next. Jerry, upon recieving the gun, immediately turned to Denny and said that he would rather the FRA raffle it to raise money. Jerry handed the gun to Denny, thanked Denny for everything he has done for us, and walked away. I didn't catch the guy's name that won the live auction, but I wanted to be sure to recognize good deeds done that benefit all of us.