Mitchell E. Widom, Co-Chairs 2009 Mellon United Keymorada Invitational Fishing Tournament

Press Release
May 15, 2009

Miami, FL Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced that the 2009 Mellon United Keymorada Invitational Fishing Tournament to benefit The Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has just concluded, and it has raised over $400,000 for the CCFA, for the second year in a row. Along with its numerous Sponsors, over 313 law firms throughout Florida and the United States have joined forces to raise awareness of Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. These law firms, which usually go head to head in the courtroom, have found common ground in the battle against these debilitating diseases that often afflict children. The 2009 LexisNexis Law Firm Challenge Champion was Grossman Roth, P.A., of Miami, for the fourth consecutive year.

The Tournament is the brainchild of two brothers, Mitchell and Glenn Widom, attorneys in Miami with Bilzin Sumberg and Silver Garvett & Henkel, who have co-chaired the event since 2005 after Mitch's daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with Crohn's. In only five years, thanks to the incredible support of the Tournaments Sponsors, Participants and Guides, the Keymorada has raised over $1.7 million for the CCFA, and has been recognized at its national convention as "The Most Unique Event in the Country".

Chris Hamaway of New York is the 2009 Krieger Keymorada Grand Champion and in addition to his trophy and beautiful Kreiger Tidal Wave Chronometer, received an invitation to the prestigious IGFA Championship Series. Captain Steve Leopold, out of Holiday Isle Marina, received top honors as the 2009 Keymorada Grand Champion Guide.

The Tournament takes place each year during the second week of May. The 2009 event was held at Hawks Cay Resort, in Duck Key, Florida, Florida. If you are interested in fishing, participating as a Law Firm Challenger or as a Tournament Sponsor, more information can be found on the Tournaments website at: or by e-mailing Mitch Widom at, or Glenn Widom at

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