BENEFICIARIES 2012 - 2017
Moffitt Cancer Center (Families First Program)
Johns Hopkin’s All Children’s Music Therapy Program
Charlotte County Public Schools STEM Camp
Lemon Bay Conservancy
Englewood Community Care Clinic
The Island School
Easterseals SW FL
Dee Wheeler Scholarship Fund
Boca Grande Community House
We are grateful for the support provided by the Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament proceeds that help to provide financial assistance for patients who cannot afford to pay for needed medications, radiology and laboratory services. This event clearly helps our volunteers to make a difference in the health of so many in our community. Thank you!
Beth Harrison, Executive Director
Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc.
On behalf of Lemon Bay High School and L.A. Ainger Middle School, we would like to thank all of the tournament sponsors and supporters of the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament. Our students benefit from the gracious support of the tournament by receiving a generous donation that allows us to offer and incredible two-week summer camp experience.
Lemon Bay High School
"Since 2012 our young anglers averaging 10 years old, have caught and released 98 tarpon weighing between 80 to 130 pounds with an average lease time of 9 minutes. That is outstanding work by the captains and anglers to ensure that the tarpon is released as healthy as possible enabling them to come back and fight another day.
Beyond showcasing the great sport fishing that our community is known for, this tournament is the Greatest because the participants and helping other kids through their participation. They are learning that it can be fun to do good things for others!"
- Sandy Melvin, Michael Vaughn and Bill Klettke, Boca Grande Charities, Inc.