The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame announced today that it’s 8th Celebrity Fishing Tournament will move from the Florida Keys to Miami-Dade County in June of 2019. Due to circumstances related to Hurricane Irma, the UMSHoF decided it was best to move the event to Miami to make it even bigger and better than before.
“Over the last several months, our committee has worked tirelessly to host the event this summer,” said UMSHoF president Tracy Kerdyk. “Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the Keys and Miami, we decided it was best to begin working on 2019's event and for the first time bring it to our backyard in Miami-Dade."
In its seven years, the UMSHoF Fishing Tournament has become one of South Florida's premiere events...bringing Canes greats and Hurricanes fans together for a fun, family-friendly event. In the past, Ray Lewis, Ted Hendricks, Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Andre Johnson, Randal Hill, Melvin Bratton and Alonzo Highsmith have served as celebrity hosts at the tournament that has attracted hundreds of former Miami athletes. The event has raised over $225,000 for such charities as Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Shake-A-Leg Miami and the UM Sports Hall of Fame.
To become a sponsor for the 2019 UM Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Fishing Tournament, contact the Hall of Fame at 305-284-2775 or go to UMSportsHallofFame.com.
The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation whose sole purpose is to recognize those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have excelled at their sports and brought acclaim to the university through their accomplishments and championships. All tax-deductible donations help showcase their achievements for Hurricanes fans to enjoy for generations to come !