The bobby holloway memorial fishing tournament
For current news and information, please visit our Facebook page. Special thanks to our Tournament Hosts Pineland Marina, The Lil Bobbers Captains Meeting host Centennial Bank, and Craig and Stacy Stevens of Monroe Canal Marina for the Captains Dinner.
Thank you to everyone that made this event such a success!
Bobby played for the Reds Little League baseball team and football for the Cape Coral Storm. A fine young man who was growing up right, he had a genuine concern for the welfare of his friends and teammates. At the age of 11, Bobby lost his life in a hunting accident in 1997.
Giving from GriefThe people of the island were devastated to lose one of their very own. His mother...well, how can any mother endure the loss of a child? It's not what was supposed to happen to this happy go-lucky boy with so much life ahead of him.
The island seemed empty without Bobby's spirit and common kindness. People cried and mourned the loss. His football team retired his #55 jersey and his baseball league named the Bobby Holloway, Jr. Field in his honor. And like the human spirit, the entire Pine Island community rallied and through tragedy came hope, through adversity came focus. The whole island gathered and declared that Bobby's spirit will live on.
The first Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament was held. Businesses donated money and prizes, commercial and recreational fisherman came from near and far, they gave up their earnings and their boats for the day and other benefactors, gave generously. The inaugural event raised thousands for the children of Pine Island in need, all in the memory of Bobby Holloway, Jr.
Endowing the FutureIn 2012, an endowed fund was established at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation with a gift of $5,000 by someone who heard Bobby's story. Through the generosity of others, the endowed fund will grow in perpetuity. Annually, a portion of the earnings will be available to further fund enrichment for Pine Island youth, the mission of the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fund.
Bobby showed us all what matters most is how you make people feel and the legacy that you leave behind.
Your donation to the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund will be part of an ever-growing group of supporters and believers who wish to help the youth of Pine Island today and into the future.
Because the fund is part of the SWFL Community Foundation, you can contact staff to discuss the many ways to give whether it be cash or assets now, or a legacy gift from your will or estate. It's easy to do and your gift will have a lasting impact.
Tournament InformationTournament will be held on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Pineland Marina (please see map below) at 13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland. 239.283.3593. Honor start @ 7:30am.
Mandatory Captains' MeetingWill be held at 7:00pm on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at Monroe Canal Marina at 3105 Stringfellow Road, in St. James City.
Lil Bobbers Captains' MeetingWill be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, June 23rd at Centennial Bank at 5551 Sunset Lane, in St. James City.
ATTENTIONAL ALL ANGLERS!
Prior to fishing the tournament, ALL anglers must sign and submit a mandatory waiver.
Catch and ReleaseLargest Snook, Redfish, and Trout combined inches. **Photo Tournament**
- Pine Island Big Snook Award - $2,500
- 1st Place $2,000
- 2nd Place $1,000
- 3rd Place $500
- 4th Place $350
- 5th Place - Free entry for next year!
- 22nd Place - $1,000 (sponsored by Williamson Bros Marine)
- **New Prize** 2 team numbers will be drawn after weigh in, each team will receive $500. Must be present to win.