Columbia Sportswear Company Presents

2017 TOURNAMENT

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 5:30-8:30PM

 

WORLD'S GREATEST KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT

EVENT SPONSORS

ABOUT OUR CHARITY EVENT

The Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament is the world’s greatest kids fishing tournament for children ages 15 and under. 100% of all entry fees from this event are donated to our charitable partners and benefit children's health and educational programs throughout Southwest Florida. With great support from our sponsors and contributors, in just five short years we have now raised over $150,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children’s Hospital, The Englewood Community Care Clinic, The Island School, Lemon Bay Conservancy and the Charlotte County School System’s S.T.E.M Camp program.  Our mission is to provide a fun and competitive event for youth that encourages goodwill, sportsmanship and conservation while recognizing the Boca Grande community and its tarpon fishing history and traditions. Check this site regularly for updates and news!

2012 - Capt. Sandy Melvin “Boca Blue”

Jack Waterhouse (13) William Waterhouse (12) Matthew Waterhouse (8) Welyn Waterhouse (7) 15 releases...7 minutes average release time...26 teams...98 participants...12 years old average age

2013 - Capt. Waylon Mills “Blaze”

Marshall Locke (11) Madison McCorkle (12) Gauge McCorkle (9) 15 releases...10 minutes average release time...25 teams...85 participants...11 years old average age

2016 - Capt. Blake Cheske “Outta Line”

Kara Blosser (8) Evan Blosser (10) Rock Esposito (8) Sage Esposito (6) 31 releases...7.5 minutes average release time...32 teams...124 participants...10 years old average age

2014 - Mother Nature

26 teams...90 participants...11 years old average age

2015 - Capt. Matt Haag

Sean Hyer (10) Megan Hyer (9) Jack Allgeier (13) 9 releases...9 minutes average release time...29 teams...108 participants...11 years old average age

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BOCA GRANDE COMMUNITY CENTER

 

11 am - 5 pm - Complimentary Food and Drink, Exhibits, Family Interactive Art Show

Noon - 2 pm - Tournament Registration at Boca Grande Community Center

Captains, Anglers and Observers must check-in at Registration.

3:30 pm - Boat check opens at the mouth to Miller’s channel.

Note: All teams must check-in and receive the official tournament flag to participate.

5:10 pm - Conservation message - Jim Cooper - Lemon Bay Conservancy

5:12 pm - Blessing of the Event.

5:15 pm - Lemon Bay High School ROTC, presents colors honoring our military service, followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

5:20 pm - Saluting our troops and veterans with a flyover by the Charlotte County Warbirds vintage aircraft club.

5:30 - 8:30 pm - Tournament competition.

9 pm - Awards presentation at Boca Grande Community Center - Food, Drink and Ice Cream with Entertainment!

TEAMS CURRENTLY REGISTERED:

Boat Name:

Anejo                          Capt. Tater Spinks

Blaze                           Capt. Waylon Mills

Boca Blue                   Capt. Lamar Joiner Jr

DeJaVu                       Capt. Dumplin Wheeler

Duece                         Capt. Johnny Bylaska

Faithful ll                    Capt. Matt Coleman

Family Tradition         Capt. Travis Joiner

Hey Moma                 Capt. Wayne Joiner

Jill Marie                     Capt. Dave Chatham

Little Spook                Capt. Nelson Italiano

Miss Sarah                  Capt. Lamar Joiner Sr

Native                         Capt. Frank Davis

Outta Line                  Capt. Blake Cheske

Phil Jack                     Capt. Mark Liberman

Sitarah                        Capt. Mark Futch

Sundown                    Capt. Tim Smith

Tracy Lynn                  Capt. Willie Mills

Tsunami                      Capt. Chad Bombenger

                                    Capt. Jesse Beye

                                    Capt. Brian Knight

                                    Capt. Tom Knight

                                    Capt. Johns Knight

                                    Capt. Chad Lach

                                    Capt. Chris O’Neil

WAIVERS FOR THE
2017 TOURNAMENT

Boca Grande Charities, Inc.  941-964-o9o7

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