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“Makos Baby, Makos”

- Brett T. Bailey

February 6th, 1973 – 
September 11, 2001

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams,

Wandering by lone sea-breakers and sitting by desolate streams.  

Yet we are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems. 

- Arthur O'Shaughnessy


On September 11, 2001, Brett Bailey was taken from us, but his spirit, passion, and his eternal pursuit of a good time live on, especially chasing BIG FISH! Anglers, family and children join us in celebrating Brett’s life, and support those who need our help.

18th Annual BTB Mako Rodeo will be held June 14-15, 2019 at the Brielle Yacht Club and the Sandbar/Pig & Parrot.  THE CAPTAINS MEETING IS FRIDAY JUNE 14 5-6:30PM AT THE BRIELLE YACHT CLUB MARINA. For information on this year’s tournament or how you can help the Brett T. Bailey Foundation, please contact Art DellaSalla at  or 212.945.8704.

About the BTB Foundation

Working with charities that align with Brett’s spirit, portion of entry fees and proceeds support efforts to better lives of people that need our help. Your donations are tax deductible. Over the last 17 years the Foundation, with the support of our sponsors, donors, local partners and the fishing community has raised over $550,000. We support all military, fireman, police force, and first responders who are in need.

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