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Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Bass Catch and Release

Fish from your boat, a pier, a bridge, or land!

Any body of water in or off the shores of Collier, Lee, or Hendry Counties, Florida
 

Schedule of Events:
Kick off party: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 4:30pm
Live music and BBQ with Chef Edgar Carrera, Executive Chef of Grey Oaks Country Club


Captain's Meeting: Friday, October 20, 2023 at 6:00pm
T-shirts, rulers, rules!


Tournament and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Launch time: 6:30am
Lines in the water: 7am
Lines out of the water: 2pm
Awards Ceremony: 6pm


Click here to find out how to enter our amazing grand prize raffle!

100% of funds raised will go towards supporting Mason Classical Academy, a 501c3 charitable organization.
Come out and make this the biggest fishing tournament
in Southwest Florida, all while showing your support for truly great education!

**Early registration special**
Register for the tournament on or before September 3, 2023 and receive an invitation to a free, special fishing clinic with Captain Hull!

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Thank you to the sponsors and underwriters of the
Mason Classical Academy Angler Tournament 2023!

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Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Prism Financial Strategies sponsor logo

and
The Schell Family

Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Conrad Willkomm Law Firm sponsor logo
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Thank you to D.C.S.M. for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Hemingway level!

Thank you to PRISM FINANCIAL STRATEGIES and the Schell Family for generously sponsoring our participating Faculty and Staff!

Thank you to the Law Office of Conrad Willkomm, P.A. for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Long John Silver level!

Thank you SYNOVUS BANK for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Long John Silver level!

Thank you Pro Walls Painting, Inc. for being our tournament's generous Measuring Stick Underwriter!

Thank you to D' ROOFING GROUP for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Captain Nemo level!

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Thank you to Greenling Roofing for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Captain Nemo level!

Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Prism Financial Strategies sponsor logo
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Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Educational Networks sponsor logo
Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Erickson's Emergency Services sponsor logo
Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Il Primo PIZZA & WINGS sponsor logo
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Mason Classical Academy Angler Tourament 2023 Sam Snead's underwriter logo
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Thank you to PRISM FINANCIAL STRATEGIES for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Captain Nemo level!

Thank you to Seventh South Craft Food + Drink for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Captain Nemo level!

Thank you to MBI Charters for being the generous Trophy Underwriter for our tournament!

Thank you to D' BRIDGE INSURANCE GROUP for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Monstro level!

Thank you to Educational Networks for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Monstro level!

Thank you to Erickson's Emergency Services for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Monstro level!

Thank you to Il Primo PIZZA & WINGS for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Monstro level!

Thank you KSR, CPA for generously sponsoring our tournament at the Monstro level!

Thank you to the Boff family for underwriting our

tournament's grand prize!

Thank you to Annie's Custom Cakes for providing

our special 10-year anniversary/kick-off party dessert!

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Thank you to the Millworth Group for underwriting our second

place prizes in the fishing tournament, top of the line fishing poles!

Thank you to our Paladin Sponsors!

Baird Construction Consulting
Carter Fence Company

Thank you to the friends of the Mason Classical Academy Angler Tournament!

Calusa Nets
Driftwood Garden Center
Farmer Mike's Foodservice
GC Provisions
Gourmet Foods International
Naples Breads Bakery
Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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$15,000 Poseidon Sponsor

  • Includes eight entries for the kick-off dinner, tournament and awards ceremony

  • 15 grand prize raffle tickets

  • Private tour of Mason Classical Academy followed by breakfast with our student Honor Commission 

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Banner with company name and logo displayed at Mason Classical Academy prior to the tournament

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Special picture of Poseidon signed by a special MCA student 

 

 

 

 

$10,000 Captain Ahab Sponsor

  • Includes six angler entries for the kick-off dinner, tournament and awards ceremony

  • 10 grand prize raffle tickets

  • Private tour of Mason Classical Academy followed by breakfast with our student Honor Commission 

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Sign with company name and logo displayed at Mason Classical Academy prior to the tournament

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Hard cover copy of Moby Dick signed by an MCA junior

Ahab is willing to combat the elements, his men, and possibly even God, in search of his elusive prey! The Juniors at MCA could tell you more, since they spend over 3 months reading Melville's classic, Moby Dick! While the story of Ahab is a cautionary tale about pride, hubris, and blasphemy, we nevertheless see Ahab's uncanny prowess for passion and persistence, against all odds. The Ahab sponsor seeks justice and the thrill of the hunt, pushing his crew to victory using prizes, moving speeches, and sharp harpoons!

The Poseidon Sponsor's influence is as great as the mythical Earth-Shaker and Lord of Oceans himself. This mythical deity is a perennial contributor to the stories of Mason Classical Academy’s curriculum: as contributor during the Trojan War, constant presence and looming force during Odysseus’s journey home, and oft-referenced force in any nautical tale.  Our students learn of the great power struggle between man and the sea, respecting the great lessons of Poseidon’s domain while voyaging by the strength of compass, stars, and wonder. 

$7,500 Jonah Sponsor​

  • Includes four angler entries for the kick-off dinner, tournament and awards ceremony

  • 7 grand prize raffle tickets

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Sign with company name and logo displayed at Mason Classical Academy prior to the tournament

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Hard cover copy of the story of Jonah set within the books of the Bible, signed by a special MCA student 

The Jonah Sponsorship is a Leviathan of Biblical proportions! With patience, courage, and faith, Jonah waited in the belly of the beast while higher powers transported him to his next, greater purpose. While the journey of the MCA student may not be as expedient as that of a three day trial, the dedication needed before their graduation and 'expelling on to dry land'  requires just as much trust as that famous prophet might've needed during those dark days. By supporting the school, the Jonah Sponsor will transport our students to their next greater purpose!

$5,000 Hemingway

  • Includes four angler entries for the kick-off dinner, tournament and awards ceremony

  • 5 grand prize raffle tickets

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Sign with company name and logo displayed at Mason Classical Academy prior to the tournament

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Hard cover copy of The Old Man in the Sea signed by a special MCA student

It does not always take a giant investment to achieve giant things. In Hemingway’s timeless classic, The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is a poor fisherman with a creaky boat and not even a pole to fish with, merely a bit of line and a hook. Nevertheless, he catches the biggest marlin he’s ever seen and fights his way safely home through hordes of sharks.  Hemingway gives us one of literature's all-time great examples of skill, courage, and perseverance. In the same way, those who choose to become a Hemingway Sponsor will help MCA land the greatest of all fish: the prize of changing the world's youth for the better through the instruction of truth, goodness and beauty.

$2,500 Long John Silver Sponsor​

  • Includes two angler entries for the kick-off dinner, tournament, and awards ceremony

  • 2 grand prize raffle tickets

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Sign with company name and logo displayed at Mason Classical Academy prior to the tournament

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Hard cover copy of Treasure Island signed by a special MCA student

Yeaarrg! The Long John Silver Sponsorship is no 'Flint-y' contribution, but, in fact, a treasure trove of charitable opportunity! As our fourth grade students search for their own buried gold in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, wonderful themes of adventure, courage, and trustworthiness are more than parroted principles! Many buried treasures can be uncovered by supporting our worthy young adventurers and becoming a Long John Silver Sponsor!

Captain Nemo is an explorer who seeks the strangest and most exotic sights in the world from within The Nautilus, his submarine stronghold. In Jules Verne's classic science fiction, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nemo proves his love for exploration, engineering, marine biology, art, and freedom. He builds the vessel himself, adorns it with an extensive art collection and library, and disappears with a crew that finds Atlantis and secret waterways under Antarctica and Egypt, circumnavigating the globe with a passion for the finer things. The Nemo Sponsor is like his namesake: a brave connoisseur, willing to dive deep for the secrets life has to offer!

$1,000 Captain Nemo Sponsor

  • Includes two angler entries for the kick-off dinner, tournament and awards ceremony

  • 1 grand prize raffle ticket

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Hard cover copy of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea signed by a special MCA student

$500 Monstro Sponsor​

  • Logo on tournament t-shirt

  • Company name and logo on school's social media sites

  • Company name and logo on tournament website

  • Hard cover copy of Pinocchio signed by a special MCA student

For those who really want to dive into the belly of the beast, there is the option to support MCA as a Monstro Sponsor. In the classic Italian tale, Pinnochio, Monstro is a fearsome whale who swallows the puppet, Pinnochio, then later spits him out, fulfilling this stage in the archetypal hero's journey as first illustrated by famed literary professor and mythologist, Dr. Joseph Campell. According to Campbell: “The belly is the dark place where digestion takes place and new energy is created…an example of a mythic theme that is practically universal, of the hero going into a fish's belly and ultimately coming out again, transformed…a variant of the death-and-resurrection theme.” Empowered by Monstro Sponsors, MCA students will themselves dive into the deepest mysteries of classic literature and science, and emerge transformed, ready to change the world for the better.

$250 Sponsor a Paladin

  • Sign up to sponsor a Paladin student or teacher.  If the Paladin you sponsor catches the largest Redfish, Snook, Trout, or Bass, you will win your own $1,000 cash prize. 

  • You can sponsor a specific Paladin student or teacher or we will randomly assign one to you. 

  • Please note, your sponsorship of the Paladin does not cover the cost of their entry to the tournament.  If simply provides you the chance to win your own $1,000 prize.

According to Merriam-Webster, a Paladin is "a leading champion of a cause."  Few public institutions are better represented by Paladins than Mason Classical Academy!  MCA Paladins come from all walks of life and champion a variety of causes.  Through sponsoring a Paladin, one will become a Paladin as well, by leading tomorrow's leaders.  The Paladin sponsor proves that chivalry is not dead; tradition is not lost; iron sharpens iron; and America's posterity remains strong!

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Cute questions asked by Mason Classical Academy's Students,
followed by our teachers' responses:

·    I have a fishing pole, but my mom won’t buy me a hook.  Can I still be in the tournament?  

o   Yes, but don’t get your hopes up for winning.

·       Can I buy a fish at Publix and win the money if it’s big enough?  

o   Umm….you’d probably be disqualified for not following the “catch and release” rule!

·       What happens if the fish is too big and it pulls me in the water?  

o   Make sure you’re wearing a life jacket!

·       Last summer, my dad caught a snook that was 6 feet long.  Does that count?  

o   Yes, but I want to see it first.

·       I’m not allowed to play with hooks.  

o   That’s not a question.  That’s called a statement.

·       Will you put the worm on the hook for me?  

o   No.

·       If you don’t have a pole, can you just use your hands?  

o   Yes.

·       What is that thing that goes on the end of the hook?  

o   Bait.

·       Can I fish from my treehouse that hangs over the canal?  

o   Better ask your mom first.

·       Can I bring in my pet goldfish for show and tell?  

o   Let’s see what your homeroom teacher says about that.

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Contact us! 
We are here to help!

Tournament participants will need to upload their pictures to the iAngler Tournament app for judging. 
To get the app, please click here.

For information on how to obtain a valid Florida fishing license, click here.

For more information on fishing tournaments in Southwest Florida and fishing tournaments in Naples, Florida, please click here.

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