St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation Invites Anglers to Annual Spring Fishing Tournament

March 25, 2014
St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation Invites Anglers to Annual Spring Fishing Tournament

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 25, 2014) – Time to get ready to cast a line for a good cause at the St. Anthony’s Hospital Inshore Fishing Classic & Marine Arts Festival on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The tournament, which is presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing Foundation, will benefit the hospital’s cardiac care programs.

The catch, photograph and release event will award prizes for the total aggregate length of largest snook, redfish and trout caught by each team. Anglers can fish in any inshore water areas as long as they have their lines in by 7 a.m. and out by 2 p.m. The four-person teams must catch and measure their fish with the tournament provided measuring stick. They must also have a digital camera on board to take a photo of their catch before releasing it.

Boat/team entry fee is $250 per four-angler team. The entry fee includes four tournament shirts, one goody bucket and four tickets to the Tournament Awards Party & Marine Arts Festival on April 12 from 5-8 p.m. at One Progress Plaza, 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Additional tickets for the awards party are $10. First-place team wins $2,500; $1,000 for second place; $500 for third place; $300 for fourth place; and $200 for fifth place. A lucky loser in 15th place will win $500 at the awards party.

The Marine Arts Festival will feature the works of five local artists, food stations by local restaurants – Subway, Snappers, Salt Rock, PDQ and more – and complimentary beverages from Three Daughters and the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation. There also will be a silent auction and artwork will be available for purchase.

A paddleboard opportunity drawing will take place at the Marine Arts Festival. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation or by calling the Foundation at (727) 825-1086. They also can be purchased at the Festival.

Participants must attend the Captain’s Party at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Ferg’s Sports Bar, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg for tournament instructions.

Please print out the registration form at and bring in or mail it to the Foundation, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33705. Checks should be payable to the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing Foundation. Mailed entry forms for the tournament must be received by April 9. All other registrations must be in person at the Captain’s Party.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please call the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation office at (727) 825-1086.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony’s has received the 2013 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award. St. Anthony’s Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. St. Anthony’s Hospital is currently the only hospital in Pinellas County to have both the full Heart Failure Accreditation and the Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven Hospital. For more information, visit BayCare on the web at