Charity catch-and-release tournament helps local Pinellas County students go to college.
The Pinellas County Gators Club invites Florida anglers across the state to participate in the 7th Annual Orange & Blue Tarpon Tournament on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at the Madeira Beach Marina. This charitable tournament has fees that range in-between $200 - $305 and multiple corporate sponsorship's are available as well. The tournament kicks off with a Captain’s Meeting & Social on June 13th at 7PM with food, beer specials, and a raffle with some great prizes.
If you love the idea of fishing for a cause, the tournament is the perfect place to enjoy a day on the water and help local students become Florida Gators. The Gators Club is partnering with the Old Salt Fishing Foundation for the event to guarantee an exciting catch-and-release tournament, without any negative impact to the Tarpon. The tournament begins at 6:30AM Saturday, June 15th and this year also includes a brand-new kayak division.
Thanks to the Title Sponsor of the event, Frito-Lay, winners will receive guaranteed payouts of up up to $2500.
1st Place - $2500
2nd Place - $1000
3rd Place - $500
4th Place - $250
Additionally, Courtyard by Marriott Madeira Beach is the hotel sponsor and special lodging rates are available thanks to their contribution.
A UF Alumni Association affiliate; the Pinellas County Gators Club is a registered non-profit 501c3 organization, dedicated to supporting the mission of teaching, research, and service in the community. The club relies on fundraisers, the support of local businesses, and fellow alumni to achieve its goal to help students achieve their dream of becoming future Gators. Tournament participation has steadily grown in the past seven years and the club is proud to have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to University of Florida freshman from Pinellas County.
To learn how to become a sponsor or to register for the event, participants should contact Sean Tobe at (727) 644-8638, or email [email protected].