2017 GASPARILLA ISLAND KIDS CLASSIC RESULTS!

MONEY RAISED 2012-2017

2017

$37,000

2016

$34,000

2015

$28,000

2014

$26,000

2013

$27,000

2012

$30,000

Over $183,000 donated to charity since 2012 from this event

THE BATTLE IS ON!

One of the things we are extremely proud of regarding this event is the commitment by the anglers and captains to catch and release our tarpon as healthy as possible. Just like a human’s body recovers faster after running a mile race than after running a marathon, a tarpon recovers from a battle quicker the faster it is fought and released.

 

Tournament competition rules are set up to reward the teams that can catch and release their tarpon the fastest, thus insuring healthy survival of the kids’ adversary.

Average angler age: 10

Average fight-to-release time: 9 minutes

Total Releases in 6 years: 98

 

We place observers on every boat to document the time of each hook-up and the time of each release. We don’t remove the tarpon from the water, or fight them any longer than necessary.

 

Congratulations kids and captains on an outstanding job taking care of our tarpon to fight another day!

# OF CHARITIES

# OF CHILDREN

TOTAL $ RAISED

9

635

$183,000

2017 RESULTS

First Place

Team Old Florida Homes & Rotunda Golf with five releases

Captain Willie Mills on the team boat Tracy Lynn

The Captain and each angler received a Microsoft Surface Pro with keyboard

Anglers: Clayton Werman, 11; Jacob Newcomb, 13; Lucas Newcomb, 11 and Keegan Black, 13

 

Second Place

Team Henry & Waters with 2 releases

Captain Timmy Smith on the team boat Sundown

The Captain and each angler received an iPad

Anglers: Ian Snyder, 12; Chance Horvath, 6; Lillian Martin, 8 and Kristen Brady, 5

 

Third Place
(last fish released)

Team Gasparilla Outfitters

Captain Lamar Joiner Jr. on the team boat Searene

The Captain and each angler received a Ricoh 3D camera

Anglers: Matthew Waterhouse, 13; Jackson Ricciardi, 13 and Nico Santucci, 13

 

Captain’s Grand Prize - $3,000

(random drawing from each fish released)

Nelson Italiano

 

WAIVERS FOR THE
2018 TOURNAMENT

Boca Grande Charities, Inc.  941-964-0907

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