FISHING TOURNAMENT & BLOCK PARTY

Group with scholarship check

Make a splash with us at our 17th 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!

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!

This year, the money raised through sponsorships and boat registrations benefits the FIU Football Excellence Fund. The net proceeds from the Fishing Tournament will support the FIU Football program and its continued success.

The cost to participate in the tournament starts at $400 per boat with a maximum of six anglers.

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 2019 Fishing Tournament winners 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 the FIU Football Excelence Fund.

Register

Boats on the water

Thursday, June 13, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Captains' Tailgate
Ocean Bank, First Floor Lobby
780 NW 42nd Ave
Miami, FL 33126

Parking is available in the garage by entering through 7th street or 43rd avenue.

Rules will be read promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15

FIU 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
Fees are valid prior to the Captains' Tailgate on June 13.

Each boat will receive 4 commemorative fishing tournament shirts, admission to the Block Party and much more!

Block Party Tickets

$10 suggested donation per person

Event Location

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

Tournament Prizes

Click here for the official rules. 

prize winners

LARGEST DOLPHIN 
$3,000 + Trophy

MOST AGGREGATE DOLPHIN WEIGHT
$2,500

LARGEST LADIES DOLPHIN
$500

2ND PLACE LARGEST DOLPHIN
$500

LARGEST FUN FISH
$250

2ND PLACE MOST AGGREGATE DOLPHIN WEIGHT
$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

 

16th Annual Fishing Tournament and Block Party Highlights

2019 Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

  • GEICO

  • Moss

Shutout Sponsor

  • Mastercard
  • Oceanbank

Touchdown Sponsors

  • Bob Hewes
  • El Capitan
  • Epic Forensics & Engineering, Inc.
  • Hitex
  • Seahunter
  • WTDC

Cash Prize Sponsors

  • Eric's Contender
  • Golden Rule Seafood

Media Sponsor

  • Solo Printing

Field Goal Sponsor

  • A & P Air Conditioning
  • Baptist Health
  • Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
  • Casablanca
  • Chinese Guy
  • Custom Quality
  • Dade Construction
  • Don Ramon Tequila
  • Fast Signs Kendall
  • Orchid Man
  • SEAS
  • Master Honey
  • Metal Edge
  • MIA Brewing Company
  • Panama Jack
  • Peroni
  • Publix
  • Rice
  • Sergios
  • Sports Grill
  • Stock Island
  • Top Golf
  • Urbieta Oil Co.
  • Wynwood Brewing

Silent Auction

  • Panther Tech
  • Prime Group
  • TownePlace Suites

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