Spring 2021 Tournaments Cancelled & Postponed
It is with great sadness that we cancel and postpone our Spring 2021 events. The 29th annual Spring Suncoast Kingfish Classic (SKC) is officially cancelled and the 1st Annual Suncoast Ladies Classic (SLC) is postponed until September 2021 (dates TBD). We still plan on having the 29th Annual Fall Suncoast Kingfish Classic October 7-9, 2021. We appreciate your ongoing support during this time! We want our valued sponsors, volunteers, staff, anglers, vendors, entertainment and crowds; to stay healthy during this time and be ready to have the Best 1st Annual Suncoast Ladies Classic and FALL Suncoast Kingfish Classic on October 7-9, 2021! Tight Lines!!
As many of you know, this tournament directly benefits “Ready for Life”, a 501(c) (3), dedicated to helping former foster youth make a successful transition to adulthood. Through their local, solution-based skill center they provide support, resources and guidance to inspire and empower former foster youth (and their children). They assist in the areas of homelessness prevention, education, employment, lifeline support networks, mental health, emergency needs, mentoring, and meals. They are also a vital part of our volunteer staff at our events.
Our SKC tournaments donate about $40,000 per year to this great organization. Without the 2020 events and this Spring 2021 tournament, we are unable to contribute but a small amount of the much needed of these funds to help them with a variety of necessary services for their youth. This shortfall is devastating to these youth and we are looking for ways to bridge this gap. We also want to “THANK” the great Sponsors and Individuals who did and will donate to this cause as it makes a world of difference to them.
How You Can Assist / Donate:
FOOD AND GIFT CARD RELIEF: If you are able or have contacts who could donate food items, access to food at a discounted cost so that they may provide meals to their families (75-100 people/week), and/or grocery gift cards, email Michelle Walag at MWalag@readyforlifepinellas.org.
MONETARY DONATION: They created a “Ready for Tomorrow Crisis Relief Campaign” to seek donations to support our youth, while adapting to the ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19. For monetary gift donations to help with the many other crisis relief efforts needed, please click on the button below.
In closing, everyone knows if we all stick together as the “fishing family” we have always been, we will all get through this unprecedented time. Continue to check back on our website and Facebook page regularly for updates about the 1st Annual Suncoast Ladies Classic and the 29th Annual Fall SKC Tournament.
29th Spring Suncoast Kingfish Classic
April 8th – 10th, 2021