The 81st Annual Suncoast Tarpon Roundup Kickoff Party was a huge success! We had a great crowd of anglers, and a ton of registrations with more to come! All of the donations received were donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Don’t forget, there’s a guaranteed prize of $5,000 for first place finale day, this year is going to be huge!
We’re very excited about the Junior participation this year. Junior registration is free, and it’s going to be very competitive! We’re also psyched for our growing High School division. Last year, Osceola High took home the trophy for the most releases, but starting May 16, it’s up for grabs!
Also starting on May 16, the Joy Cup trophy is on the line! The Joy Cup, sponsored by Debra Gell, goes to the first female angler to release a tarpon, so get your rods ready ladies, this is going to be the best summer of tarpon fishing yet!
Many thanks to Bay Pines Marina for hosting the STR Annual Kickoff Party for the second year in a row. We’d also like to thank our Bronze sponsors Derby Lane, Dick’s Sporting Goods; our Copper Sponsors Wallace, Welch & Willingham, Wahoo Printing & Southern Imaging, and our Trophy Level Sponsors: J.R. Ratz Custom Yachts, Gandy Bait and Tackle and Brocks Bait & Tackle. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, contact the STR here.
If you missed the Kickoff Party, you can still register by printing your form and mailing a check here.