STAMFORD — The seventh annual Hooks for Heroes fishing tournament, which raises money for the families of wounded soldiers, will cast off Saturday, June 16.

The tournament, which starts at 6 a.m., will host more than 200 fishermen, disabled military veterans and their families. It will be held at the Halloween Yacht Club, 10 Seaview Ave.

All entry fees, sponsorships and donations will support the Disabled American Veterans Stamford Chapter 13’s Operation Gift Card project, which benefits patients and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital, according to a news release. The event, which has raised more than $50,000 since inception, is supported by Patriot Bank.

“Stamford is the birthplace of Hooks for Heroes, a great event that brings our community together to support disabled veterans who have put America first,” Richard Muskus Jr., Patriot Bank president, said in the release.

Tournament participants will compete in two different fishing categories: largest bluefish and largest bass, both by weight. Local veterans, as well as patients on leave from Walter Reed, accompanied by their families will participate.

Fishing Saturday will go from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., when the weigh-in for largest fish caught will be held. A ceremony, raffle and cook-out with live music will from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.