The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Please come out and join us at our upcoming event The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity fishing tournament on May 27, 2018 located at 5828 Cape Harbour Drive Cape Coral, FL 33914


Our name may have changed, but our promise to put all our veterans first, along with keeping our operating costs down. The more we do as an organization, the more funds are available to help our veterans.


The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament is named in honor and in memory of Larry Steponik. Larry was a two time Purple Heart recipient and a very active member of American Military Veterans Foundation Inc., local Post in Cape Coral, FL who passed away in November 19, 2017.


All Proceeds from the 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity fishing tournament will benefit American Military Veteran Foundation Program and Services Funds.


Alternative Therapy for Veteran

  • Family Retreat Program
  • Rod Crafting for Veterans
  • Harmony for Veterans (Music Program)
  • Services for Veterans

Acts of Kindness for Veterans

  • Financial Assistance Program
  • Wheels for Disabled Veterans
  • Veteran Service Officer
  • Peer to Peer Meeting for PTSD

Sporting Programs for Veterans

  • Fishing for Veterans
  • Range Days for Veterans
  • Captains Meeting 

The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament “Captains Meeting” is at the KJ's Fresh Grill , which is located at 10950 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 3390. 


The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament will start as early as 5:00 PM on May 26, 2018 with Team's check-in for the tournament and receiving their Captain's Bags.


Complimentary Food, Soda, & Budweiser Products will start being served at 5:30pm and will be provided at the 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament “Captains Meeting”. MIXED DRINKS NOT INCLUDED


Any Team's Anglers can register for tournament or Calcutta as late as 7:30 PM on May 26, 2018 on the day of the Captain's Meeting. 


The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament “Captains Meeting” is a mandatory meeting, and a member of your team must attend the meeting, which means “ABSOLUTELY NO PROXIES ALLOWED”!


Remember The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament “Captains Meeting” reading of the tournament rules will start at 7:30 PM Sharp so don't be late.


The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament will accept no Tournament or Calcutta entries once the official "Captains Meeting" has started at 7:30PM. NO EXCEPTIONS!


All weigh-in Times, Rules, and Specific Detail Information will be announced at the Captains Meeting.


Join us May 27th, 2018 The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament in memory of Larry Steponik charity-fishing tournament presented by Costa Mechanical Air Conditioning to benefit American Military Veteran Foundation Program and Services Funds. Formerly known as The Redfish Shootout, this tournament promises to bring together a group of great people, great fun and a mission to make an immediate and positive impact on as many Southwest Florida Veterans as possible. 


Shotgun Start 


Tournament will be a Shotgun Start, all Teams must check in with the tournament starting officials at Green Marker 1 by 7:00 AM. We will have plenty for the kids to do with 'A FREE' fishing derby from 9:00am -12:00pm on the docks at Cape Harbour Marina. Kids ages 4 to 10 will have the opportunity to win great prizes; surely a must do event for all the Florida kids who love to fish or would love to learn how. 


Weigh–Ins 


The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans charity-fishing tournament in memory of Larry Steponik presented by Costa Mechanical Air Conditioning to benefit American Military Veteran Foundation Program and Services Funds weigh-in will be held in front of Rum Runners. Weigh-in will start as early as 1:00pm and close at 4:30pm giving everyone the opportunity to take some time to get his or her boats cleaned up and meet back at the Gazebo at Cape Harbour Marina. 


Tournament Details 


You cannot go wrong when you invite Florida anglers out to a fishing tournament that will be a memorable time and will help those who truly need it. ‘Our Veterans, here in SWFL’.


Thank you so much for your sponsorship, your participation and your continued support of the American Military Veteran Foundation Program and Services Funds.


For more information, contact Event Co-Chairs, David Souders at soudersd@ammilvets.org, Judy Souders at soudersj@ammilvets.org, Keith Campbell at campbellk@ammilvets.org


The Mandatory Captain's Meeting on May 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM located   KJ's Fresh Grill , which is located at 10950 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 3390 .


The 6th Annual Hooked Up 4 Veterans is a pure Redfish tournament. It is the combined weight of 2 legal slot Redfish  as announced at the Mandatory Captains Meeting.


Tournament Entry Fee

  • $300.00 / Team of 3 Anglers
  • $75.00 for additional angler

Tournament Prize Money

  • 1st Place - $1,500.00
  • 2nd Place - $ 750.00
  • 3rd Place - $ 375.00
  • 10th Place - Entry 2018
  • 23rd Place - $ 875.00

You ask why a 23rd prize payout, the 23 represents the Veterans that commit Suicides each and every day each year. This epidemic has taken nearly 135,000 lives in the past 16 years, which is more than those Killed in Action in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and Iraq Wars combined.


CALCUTTA 


  • HEAVIEST SLOT REDFISH (TEAM - Must be registered) $100.00 ENTRY FEE - 50% / 50% Payout
  • REDFISH MOST SPOTS (TEAM - Must be registered) $100.00 ENTRY FEE - 50% / 50% Payout