Columbia Sportswear Company Presents

2018 TOURNAMENT

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 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 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!

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

2017 – Capt. Willie Mills “Tracy Lynn”

Clayton Werman (11) Jacob Newcomb (13) Lucas Newcomb (11) Keegan Black (13) 28 releases…9 minutes average release time…35 teams…125 participants…10 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

 

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!

TEAMS CURRENTLY REGISTERED:

WAIVERS FOR THE
2018 TOURNAMENT

Boca Grande Charities, Inc.  941-964-0907

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