The Jacksonville Jaguars will support the first Triple Challenge Fishing Tournament November 10-15 to benefit the Jaguars Foundation in aiding local economically and socially disadvantaged children. Total possible cash and prizes for the intracoastal and river fishing tournament will be $178,000.
The Triple Challenge Fishing Tournament will be based at the downtown Music Shed and will feature several fishing categories, including a Grand Slam event made up of redfish, trout and flounder. There will also be a black drum and largemouth bass division. In an attempt to involve a large number of anglers, there will also be Bank, Bridge and Dock Divisions for those without boats. And on November 11, a special VIP tournament will be held in which fishermen may register for the opportunity to fish with a Jaguars player.
The tournament is being held in conjunction with Redfish, Trout and Flounder, Inc. and its president, Grady Warren, a local fishing expert.
"This should be a great event for the entire Jacksonville community, as it will offer both boat and bank fishermen an opportunity to participate," said Macky Weaver, Jaguars manager of corporate sponsorship. "The Jaguars are also very excited to see the event in downtown Jacksonville with ALLTEL Stadium as a fitting backdrop."
"I am excited to have the Jaguars' support for this event," said Warren. "This river and intracoastal tournament will showcase the incredible fishing opportunities we have on the St. Johns River."
For more information on the Jaguars Triple Challenge Fishing Tournament, contact Grady Warren at 733-2373 or stop by any local bait and tackle shop for an entry form.