Bradenton, Fla. – The public is invited to
participate in the “
Hook Em for Caleb
” Fishing Tournament
planned for Saturday, August 17, 2019.
In March, 14-year-old Caleb Bennett suffered a major brain injury as a result of a boating accident and
proceeds from the benefit will be given to his family to cover medical expenses
as he continues to recover.
The fishing tournament, held at the
, located at 4307 13th Street West in Palmetto, will begin
with a shotgun start at 7:30 am and the weigh-in will be held at 4:30 pm. The
event will feature a $500 prize for first place and $250 for second place for
snook, trout, and redfish with three in-shore divisions: Juniors (under the age
of 17), Adult Men and Adult Women (18 and older). Tournament entry fees will be
$125 for six people per boat for the junior team division, and $250 per
6-person team for adults. Teams will meet on Friday, August 16th for a
mandatory “Captain's Meeting” to discuss rules and tournament information.
During the event, a kids fishing tournament
will be held from 9 am - 10 am for $25 per entry and includes a bucket and a
tournament t-shirt. The benefit will feature a silent and live auction with
items including a week-long vacation at a cabin in North Carolina, Buccaneers
tickets and a 100-hour maintenance service on outboard motors.
Food, served by the Bradenton Yacht Club, will
be available to purchase for $12 during the hours of 1:30pm - 6:30pm and will
feature options including hamburgers, hot dogs and pulled pork barbecue with a
variety of sides.
, Christie’s Plumbing, Conley Buick,
County Cattlemen’s Association
Junior Cattlemen’s Association
and Shake Station. Additional sponsors can be
found on the event's Facebook page, at
Participants and sponsors can register for the
event with cash, check or by visiting