When most people hear The Big Rock, they naturally think of The Big Rock Blue Marlin fishing tournament. What they may not realize is that The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament established a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization known as the Big Rock Foundation, Inc. The Big Rock Foundation is a wonderful vehiclefor participants and the public to make tax-deductible contributions which will support Big Rock charities on a sustaining and ongoing basis. In fact, to date,the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament has given more than $8.5 MILLION to deserving organizations since 1986. The Carteret County School System has received over $1.3 million in funding over the past 35 years.The Big Rock Foundation designates $140,000 to a group of core charities and encourages other organizations to apply for grants for higher-impact projects. One way to donate is to visit www.thebigrock.com . If you are an Amazon shopper, you may also donate through AmazonSmile. Every time you shop at smile,amazon.com you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Big Rock Foundation, Inc.