SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 5:30-8:30PM
WORLD'S GREATEST KIDS FISHING TOURNAMENT
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 six short years we have now raised over $183,000 for Moffitt Cancer Center, All Children’s Hospital, The Englewood Community Care Clinic, The Island School, Lemon Bay Conservancy, the Charlotte County School System’s S.T.E.M Camp program, Easterseals SW FL and Dee Wheeler Scholarship Fund. 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!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
BOCA GRANDE COMMUNITY CENTER
Noon - 5 pm - Complimentary Food and Drink, Exhibits, Family Interactive Art Show
1 pm - 3 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!