2018 TOURNAMENT

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!

Event Sponsors

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

BOCA GRANDE COMMUNITY CENTER

Friday

  • 6:00 pm:
    Tarpon Symposium & History of Boca Grande tarpon fishery.
  • 7:00 pm:
    Mullet Fry and Entertainment - FREE!

SATURDAY

  • 12 am - 2 pm:
    Tournament Registration at Boca Grande Community Center.*

    *Captains, Anglers, and Observers must check-in at Registration!
  • 12 am - 3 pm:
    Camp Margaritaville - Complimentary Food & Drinks, Games, Exhibits, Family Interactive Art Show at the Community Center.
  • 3:30 pm:
    Boat check begins at Pink Elephant docks and Whidden's Marina.

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

Gasparilla Island State Park

  • 5:10 pm:
    Conservation message by Jim Cooper of Lemon Bay Conservancy.
  • 5:12 pm:
    Blessing of the Event.
  • 5:15 pm:
    Lemon Bay High School ROTC presents colors honoring Troops and Veterans, 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 pm - 8:30 pm:
    Tournament Competition.
  • 9:00 pm:
    Awards presentation at Boca Grande Community Center. Food, Drinks with Entertainment.