HardCore Team, please take a moment to read the short biography of this little boy that is in dire need of our assistance. I know we have a lot of Tournaments, Spring Breaks, etc, going on at the same time, but please participate in helping Cooper in any way that you can.
Paddle-Fishing.com is holding a kayak fishing tournament to benefit Cooper Vollmer. “Coop” is a 2 year old boy who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. All proceeds from the tournament will go to help Cooper and the Vollmer family.
Cooper began his first of 70 weeks of chemotherapy in January. To learn about Cooper and read some updates on how he’s doing through this ordeal
Cooper’s Give Forward page
Cooper’s FaceBook page
The tournament will be held on April 12, 2014 in Sarasota, FL. Registration will be that morning from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. at the 10th Street Boat Ramp in Sarasota. The registration table will be on the north side of the lot. Please be mindful of the other people coming in to launch power boats.
After registering, anglers may launch from any public launch in Sarasota county.
$20 per angler. All proceeds will go to the Vollmer family to help in their care for Cooper. Donations are accepted whether you fish or not.
Total inches of 3 largest fish with only one fish per allowed species. Species include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel and Pompano. Anglers may use any legal hook & line fishing method. THIS IS A CATCH, PHOTO & RELEASE TOURNAMENT.
Weigh-in will be held at O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill, located at 5 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota.
Cut Off Time:
Cut off time to turn in photos and tally sheet is 2 p.m.
Due to the generosity of the many sponsors, there will be a prize raffle at the weigh in. Tickets for the prize raffle will be available the day of the event. See the sponsor list for a list of prizes being raffled.