FISHING TOURNAMENT & BLOCK PARTY

Group with scholarship check

Make a splash with us at our 16th annual Fishing Tournament and Block Party! Whether you’re vying for the biggest catch of the day or celebrating with the FIU Alumni Association back on land, we’re all united in a great cause: reeling in dollars for student scholars! 

This year, we hope to award more scholarships to our deserving students than ever before. Our record for fundraising in a single year is $26,000. Help us beat that in 2018!

FISHING TOURNAMENT

In 2002, Jose Perez de Corcho ’93 and Jose Bofill ’90, both passionate FIU alumni and avid fishermen, were looking for a creative way to give back to the university. With support from TotalBank, their initiative brought the Fishing Tournament and Block Party to life. What began as a modest competition between friends has evolved, raising more than $140,000 for student scholarships in the process!

The money raised through sponsorships and boat registrations benefits the FIU Alumni Association's Scholarship Fund. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are graduates of FIU; and the Panther Pride Scholarship, awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities.

The cost to participate in the tournament is $400 per boat with a maximum of four anglers and $50 for each additional angler in the same boat.

Prizes will be awarded for the largest dolphin and other great catches, including tuna, wahoo and kingfish!

BLOCK PARTY

If fishing isn’t your thing, don't worry! There's something for everyone looking for a good time with fellow Panthers.

The fun continues back on land with your FIU Alumni Association at the Block Party!  Help us celebrate the 2018 Alumni Association Scholarship recipients while you enjoy music, food, drinks, giveaways, special appearances and so much more.

Bring your friends and family! The Block Party is open to the public, and net proceeds support student scholarships.

"Scholarships make it possible for many of our students to pursue an education. Helping meet that need is a great feeling."Duane Wiles, Alumni Association Executive Director

Register

Boats on the water

Thursday, May 31, 5:30 p.m. 

Captains' Party
The Coral Gables Banking Center
2020 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2

FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament
Lines in: 7 a.m.
Weigh-in: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Block Party: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Boat Registration

$400
$50 per additional angler

Fees are valid prior to the Captains' Party on May 31

Each angler will receive a commemorative fishing tournament shirt, admission to the Block Party and much more! 

Block Party Tickets

$10 Pre-registration by June 1
$5 children ages 3 to 12

Event Location

Shake-A-Leg Miami
2620 S Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133

Tournament Prizes

Click here for the official rules. 

prize winners

MOST AGGREGATE DOLPHIN WEIGHT
$2,000 + Trophy

2ND PLACE MOST AGGREGATE DOLPHIN WEIGHT
$500

LARGEST DOLPHIN
$2000

2ND PLACE LARGEST DOLPHIN
$250

LARGEST JUNIOR AGES 11-15
$75 El Capitan Gift Certificate

2ND PLACE JUNIOR AGES 11-15
$50 El Capitan Gift Certificate

3RD PLACE JUNIOR AGES 11-15
$25 El Capitan Gift Certificate

LARGEST JUNIOR AGES 10 AND UNDER
$75 El Capitan Gift Certificate

2ND PLACE JUNIOR AGES 10 AND UNDER
$50 El Capitan Gift Certificate

3RD PLACE JUNIOR AGES 10 AND UNDER
$25 El Capitan Gift Certificate

LARGEST LADIES DOLPHIN
$500

LARGEST FUN FISH
$250

13th Annual Fishing Tournament Highlights

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • TotalBank

Gold Sponsor

  • GEICO

Blue Sponsors

  • A1 Property Services
  • Bob Hewes Boats
  • El Capitan
  • Erics Outboard Marine Service
  • Hitex
  • Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables
  • Ocean Bank
  • Road Runner
  • Solo Printing
  • STR Miami

Largest Ladies Dolphin Prize Sponsor

  • Eric’s Outboard

Largest Fun Fish Prize Sponsor

  • Solo Printing Incorporated

Friends of FIU & In-Kind Sponsors

  • Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
  • Bost Lures
  • Casablanca
  • Chinese Guy
  • Custom Quality
  • Don Ramon Tequila
  • Fast Signs Kendall
  • SEAS
  • Hook and Tackle
  • Hoorag
  • Metal Edge
  • Orca
  • Panama Jack
  • Pepsi
  • Proximo
  • Rice House of Kabob
  • Rubio's Brownies
  • SBBC
  • Sports Grill
  • Sundance
  • Wynwood Brewing
  • Yoa Art

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