Grand Slam Fishing Tournament Childhood Cancer Fundraiser
The Yerrid Foundation Grand Slam Fishing Tournament presented by Bonefish Grill is the premier fishing tournament on Florida’s West Coast. It was held October 17-19, 2014, at the breathtaking Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. This festive weekend was filled with fishing, food, and fun for a very special cause!
The weekend kicked off on Friday morning at 10:00am with The Steve Yerrid Kid’s Fishing Derby, which gave children in the community who are battling cancer the opportunity to simply be kids and fish along side top area fishing guides, sponsors, and volunteers. Other activities included a parade, aquatic exhibitions, training in knot tying, lunch, and an awards ceremony where every child is honored.
Friday evening’s Fishermen’s Ball began at 6:30pm and brings together tournament sponsors, anglers, and guides to support pediatric cancer research. Guests will enjoyed cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and an incredible auction in the Renaissance Vinoy Ballroom.
On Saturday and Sunday, participants enjoyed two full days of competitive inshore fishing for redfish, snook, and trout. It was a weekend packed with fantastic events!
The 2015 Grand Slam Fishing Tournament will be held the weekend of October 16-18. Check back soon for more information!