The Lowcountry RedTrout Celebrity Classic will proudly celebrate 17 years in 2018. This 30+ boat inshore fishing tournament was started in 2002 by Champ Smith and Gary Ellis to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support research needed to find a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). Teams are made up of an angler and celebrity or two anglers, guided as a team by local professional fishing captains. The event also features a Captain's Dinner and Auction, dockside party and awards reception. Not only do the tournament participants enjoy good food, fishing and fun – they are a part of the camaraderie and competition of the special group of anglers, guides, and celebrities who are helping to “Catch the Cure” for cystic fibrosis.