2023 Fishing for Dreams

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2023 Fishing for Dreams

Friday, May 26, 2023
 | Fishing Tournament
Open
 
Target Sub-species: 
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Snook - Snook (all)
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout
Phone:

David Cosper
727-798-4416


Email:

David Cosper
Dcosper@w3ins.com




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BENEFITING THE CHILDREN'S DREAM FUND

May 26, 2023

The Pinellas Association of Insurance Agents (PAIA) is an almost one-hundred year old local association of agencies, companies, and vendors within the insurance industry. PAIA has been a proud supporter of the Children’s Dream Fund for the past 15+ years through a spring fishing tournament. We took a few year hiatus but are back for the 2022 Fishing For Dreams Inshore Fishing tournament, taking place on Friday, September 30th. All proceeds will benefit The Children’s Dream Fund.


This is an organization formed just over forty years ago with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and who live in West Central Florida. Dreams vary as much as the personalities of the children served. They may involve meeting a celebrity, a trip, a gift such as a computer or playground, or our most-requested dream, a week at the Give Kids the World Village, which enables a child to visit all of the Orlando-area theme parks. No dream has been refused, except those involving motorized vehicles and firearms. The Children’s Dream Fund is not affiliated with a national organization. They do not telemarket to raise funds. Since its inception in 1981, the Children’s Dream Fund has made dreams come true for over 3,000 children. According to our most recent audited financial report, 85% of all expenses go to make children’s dreams come true. Over 50% of all dream costs are covered by in-kind donations. All funds raised help children in our community. The Children’s Dream Fund strictly adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Donor Bill of Rights.

Every child deserves hope and a dream and our goal is to continue to make those dreams come true. By participating in the PAIA Fishing For Dreams tournament, you too can be an integral part of making a child’s special wish a reality!


Captain’s Meeting

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023 / 5:30 - 7 PM (Three Birds Tavern, 1492 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
  • One angler from each boat must attend meeting
  • Food & two (2) beverage coupons provided
  • Tournament swag given to angler attending


Inshore Fishing Tournament

  • Friday, May 26, 2023 / 9 AM - 1 PM (The Island Grille & Raw Bar, 210 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde FL 33715)
  • No lines in water until 9 AM
  • Lines out of the water by 1 PM.
  • Inshore Tournament - Snook, Redfish, and Trout!
  • ** Please note, if you are participating in the tournament in your own boat, you do not have to start at The Island Grille & Raw Bar - although we encourage it since the party will be held there at 2 PM.
    The Island Grill & Raw Bar will be the scheduled pick-up point for participating anglers that will be fishing with a Guide/Captain through secured Dream Boat Sponsorships **
  • Cash Prizes for best measurement for Redfish, Snook and Trout -- (prizes awarded per species)
    • 1st: $400
    • 2nd: $250
    • 3rd: $100
  • New this year! Ladies Cash Prize—$250 highest # of fish caught/recorded


Awards Party

  • Friday, May 26, 2023 / 2 - 4 PM (The Island Grille & Raw Bar, 210 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde FL 33715)
  • All captains and anglers encouraged to attend
  • Food & two (2) beverage coupons provided
  • Must be present to win purse prize


Sponsors

Thanks to our Got You Covered Tournament Shirt Sponsor!


Thanks to our Captain's Meeting & Awards Party Sponsors!


Thanks to our Keep it Cold Coozie Sponsor!


Thanks to our Dream Boat Sponsors!


Thanks to our Red Carpet Sponsors!


Thanks to our Your Own Boat Sponsors!

Bass Underwriters
Gavin Mclay, Raymond James
HH Insurance Group, LLC
Met Life
Pecker Heads Tree & Environmental LLC
Sutton Inspection Bureau




$100 USD
Team Event
Min: 1 Angler
Max: 4 Angler


The Island Grille & Raw Bar, 210 Madonna BoulevardTierra Verde, FL


Tournament is over

Website: www.paiafl.com/meetinginfo.php?id=53&ts=1651926673


Announcements

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Events & Schedule

Captain’s Meeting (5:30 PM to 7:00 PM)

05/25/2023 05:30 PM

Three Birds Tavern, 1492 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Lines in the Water
** Please note, if you are participating in the tournament in your own boat, you do not have to start at The Island Grille & Raw Bar. **

05/26/2023 09:00 AM

The Island Grille & Raw Bar, 210 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde FL 33715

Lines out of the Water

05/26/2023 01:00 PM

Awards Party (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

05/26/2023 02:00 PM

The Island Grille & Raw Bar, 210 Madonna Blvd, Tierra Verde FL 33715

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Crew

David Cosper
Director
Lindsey Shank
Director
Jeana Hages
Director
Scotty Gramling
Director
727-798-3460

Sponsors

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Here’s the Catch!
  • If you are participating in the tournament in your own boat, you do not have to start at The Island Grille & Raw Bar - although we encourage it since the party will be held there at 2 PM.
  • The Island Grill & Raw Bar will be the scheduled pick-up point for participating anglers that will be fishing with a Guide/Captain through secured Dream Boat Sponsorships
  • No lines in the water until 9 AM. Lines out of the water by 1 PM.
  • Teams and Anglers are restricted to inshore fishing only
  • Catch and Release tournament format
  • Handheld rods only.
  • Fish must be caught on day of event
  • Fish must be photographed and submitted to iAngler Tournament application
  • Anglers are required to comply with all state and federal regulations and salt water license requirements
  • The honor system is applicable throughout the tournament
  • If operating your own vessel, each registered captain and angler is responsible to determine whether his/her craft is seaworthy given weather conditions
  • One fish per species per angler may be awarded a prize

Tournament Winners announced at Awards Banquet
  • Best measurement for Redfish, Snook and Trout | Prizes awarded per species
    1st: $400, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100
  • Ladies Prize | longest Redfish, Snook or Trout caught | $250
  • Slam Tournament Prize | longest length combined of Redfish, Snook and Trout | $750

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