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First Annual South Seas Tarpon Tournament

South Seas is proud to announce the first annual South Seas Tarpon Tournament, taking place on Friday, May 17, 2024. Partnering with Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide life-changing scholarships for the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military and first responders, this tournament aims to raise $150,000 to fund local scholarships. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has been providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members and first responders.

Enjoy a great day on the water knowing your contributions are making a difference in the lives of deserving military and first responder families in the community. Following the event, South Seas will host a reception with food, prizes, and entertainment.

Show Your Support
Sponsor

There are many levels of sponsorship opportunities to support the South Seas Tarpon Tournament and Folds of Honor. Sponsorship starts at $1,000, while our title level, Tarpon Sponsorship, includes a generous 5 scholarships; 3 complimentary anglers and 1 celebrity captain; inclusion and promotion in all marketing materials, signage, press releases; and day-of reception recognition and speaking opportunity.

Sponsorship Packet
Participate

The cost to play in the tournament is $1,000 per team (max 4 people per boat with a captain). 100% of the entry fees paid by Tarpon Tournament participants will be awarded to the winners of the tournament, while proceeds benefit Folds of Honor recipients.

Registration
Donate

Since its inception in 2007 by Lt Col Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor has awarded over 51,000 scholarships with 45% of all awarded representing minority recipients. If you are unable to sponsor or participate in this year’s event, any monetary donation is gladly accepted and will be used to fund local educational scholarships.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16

Captains Meeting — Time and date will be released closer to tournament day

Friday, May 17

6:30 AM — Lines in the water (honor start)
3:00 PM — Lines out of the water
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM — Verification of winners (see FAQ)
6:00 PM — Dinner and awards presentation

 

Tournament Format and Official Rules

South Seas Tarpon Tournament benefiting Folds of Honor is a catch-and-release Tarpon Tournament. A Tarpon will be judged caught when the angler or one of the team members touches below the leader knot and secures a photo or video with the wristband of the team visible. The total number of fish judged caught will win. In case of a tie, the winner will be the team to submit their first Tarpon the earliest.

 

Official Rules  FAQs

Accommodations

For tournament anglers and their guests, accommodations at South Seas are available, from villas to beach homes, at a reduced rate. Please call (800) 931-7700 to book your stay.

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