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The bobby holloway memorial fishing tournament

For current news and information, please visit our Facebook page. Special thanks to our Tournament Hosts Pineland Marina, The Lil Bobbers Captains Meeting host Stonegate Bank, and Craig and Stacy Stevens of Monroe Canal Marina for the Captains Dinner.

This is a story that will never end. It's about the youth of Pine Island, the community and faith. It is about a little boy named Bobby. He grew up on Pine Island surrounded by saltwater and mangroves. Bobby loved to fish, boat, and hunt, and he played football and baseball. He had lots of friends. He loved his school, Pine Island Elementary, and all of his classmates and teachers.

Bobby played for the Reds Little League baseball team and football for the Cape Coral Storm. A fine young man who was growing up right, he had a genuine concern for the welfare of his friends and teammates. At the age of 11, Bobby lost his life in a hunting accident in 1997.

Giving from Grief

The people of the island were devastated to lose one of their very own. His mother...well, how can any mother endure the loss of a child? It's not what was supposed to happen to this happy go-lucky boy with so much life ahead of him.

The island seemed empty without Bobby's spirit and common kindness. People cried and mourned the loss. His football team retired his #55 jersey and his baseball league named the Bobby Holloway, Jr. Field in his honor. And like the human spirit, the entire Pine Island community rallied and through tragedy came hope, through adversity came focus. The whole island gathered and declared that Bobby's spirit will live on.

The first Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament was held. Businesses donated money and prizes, commercial and recreational fisherman came from near and far, they gave up their earnings and their boats for the day and other benefactors, gave generously. The inaugural event raised thousands for the children of Pine Island in need, all in the memory of Bobby Holloway, Jr.
The story of Bobby lives on as local lore of a special little boy gone too soon. His classmates are now grown up and many have children of their own. This annual tournament is now a tremendously popular spring event and now includes the Lil Bobbers tournament. It draws sponsorship and participants from throughout Southwest Florida raising much-needed funds for the youth of Pine Island. The Bobby Holloway, Jr. Memorial Fund provides enrichment for virtually every local youth activity in education, sports, the arts, and more from learning to swim to earning a college degree.

Endowing the Future

In 2012, an endowed fund was established at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation with a gift of $5,000 by someone who heard Bobby's story. Through the generosity of others, the endowed fund will grow in perpetuity. Annually, a portion of the earnings will be available to further fund enrichment for Pine Island youth, the mission of the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fund.

Bobby showed us all what matters most is how you make people feel and the legacy that you leave behind.

Your donation to the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund will be part of an ever-growing group of supporters and believers who wish to help the youth of Pine Island today and into the future.

Because the fund is part of the SWFL Community Foundation, you can contact staff to discuss the many ways to give whether it be cash or assets now, or a legacy gift from your will or estate. It's easy to do and your gift will have a lasting impact.
Bobby Holloway
 
 

Tournament Information

 

Tournament Information

Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Pineland Marina (please see map below) at 13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland. 239.283.3593. Honor start @ 7:30am.

Mandatory Captains' Meeting

Will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Monroe Canal Marina at 3105 Stringfellow Road, in St. James City.

Lil Bobbers Captains' Meeting

Will be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 21st at Stonegate Bank at 5551 Sunset Lane, in St. James City.

ATTENTIONAL ALL ANGLERS!

Prior to fishing the tournament, ALL anglers must sign and submit a mandatory waiver.


Catch and Release

Largest legal Snook, Redfish (18"-25"), and Trout (15"+) combined weight. Redfish with most spots can be a different redfish than the weighed Redfish. **Must be live.

Prizes

  • Pine Island Big Snook Award - $2,500
  • 1st Place $2,000
  • 2nd Place $1,000
  • 3rd Place $500
  • 4th Place $350
  • 5th Place - Free entry for next year!

Entry Fee

Entry fee is $350.00 per 4 anglers ($50.00 each additional angler)

Address to mail check and registration

Please mail to: Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 712, St. James City, Florida 33956 or you may fax your registration

Lil Bobbers

 

Tournament Information

Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Pineland Marina (please see map below) at 13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland. 239.283.3593.

Lil Bobbers Captains' Meeting

Will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 21st at Stonegate Bank at 5551 Sunset Lane, in St. James City.

Catch and Release

Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 teams that catch the most fish of any species. Trophies for the Largest Snook, Largest Redfish, Largest Trout, Largest Ladyfish.

Entry Fee

Entry fee is $200.00 per boat. Entry fee inludes: Captain's Dinner, Ramp & Parking, BBQ & Fish Fry, Shirts & Hats.

Address to mail check and registration

Please mail to: Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 712, St. James City, Florida 33956 or you may fax your registration

Contact Us

For more information call: Ernestine- 239.281.8225| Ralph- 239.283.2918| Chris- 239.344.6159

Pineland Marina

Pineland Marina
13921 Waterfront Dr,
Bokeelia, FL 33922

Phone: (239) 283-3593

Board of Directors

Bobby Holloway Board members

Ernestine Holloway Squires

President, Board Member

Ralph Herring

Vice President, Board Member

Christopher Dohme

Secretary, Board Member

Elsie Stearns

Treasurer, Board Member

Rick Trammell

Director, Board Member

Derrick Stearns

Director, Board Member

Leland Squires

Board Member

Joseph Marzella

Emeritus Board Member





Beneficiaries

In over 18 years, the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fund has raised over $255,000 and awarded over 175 Scholarships. We also proudly support:

Pine Island Elementary School

Fire Department Car Seat Program

Pine Island Little League

Lee County Parks and Recreation

Matlacha Summer Parks Program

Cape Youth Football Association

Continuing Education Scholarships

Pine Island Ambassadors

Families in Need Assistance

Pine Island Children's Activities

Pine Island Fire Explorers

Pine Island Christmas Basket Brigade

Youth Swim Lessons

Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament

Cape Coral Soccer Association

People to People Sponsorship

F.I.S.H. Community Services

Chelsey Green Memorial Fund

Christian Life Fellowship

Culture Park Theatre

From Our Hearts

Ft. Myers American Little League

Glasses for youth

Kiwananis

Imaginarium

Jevon Kearse Foundation

K Kids Inc.

Kimberly Dance/Modeling

Lions Club of Greater Pine Island

Maranatha Dance

Mariner High School ROTC

National Leadership Program

Natl Scholar Athlete Pop Warner

North Ft. Myers Cheerleading

SW Raiders Softball Sponsorship

SWFL Community Foundation







Sponsors

Environmental  Concrete & Materials

PI Big Snook Sponsor

Stearns Home Builders

1st Place Sponsor

York Road Marine

2nd Place Sponsor

Goldberg Noone

PI 3rd Place Sponsor

Baker's Heating and Cooling

4th Place Sponsor

Monroe Canal Marina

5th Place Sponsor

Island Floors and Interiors

Redfish Most Spots Sponsor

Moonlight Anesthesia

All Star Level Sponsor

A1 Gator

All Star Level Sponsor

Custom Painting

Superstar Level Sponsor

Captain Steamer

Superstar Level Sponsor

Southwest Heating and Cooling

Superstar Level Sponsor

Advanced Roofing and Metal

Superstar Level Sponsor

Honc Industries

Superstar Level Sponsor

Pineland Marina

Venue Sponsor

Woody's Waterside Grill
Low Key Tiki
Roger Dean Cheverolet
Honc Docks and Lifts
American Pawn
Boatmasters
Cabbage Key
Century 21 Shevlin Team
Coastal Dock and Supply
Cape Tool and Tackle
Coconut Point Ford
Dynamic South
Flats Invitational
Friendly Frankies
Gatewood Custom Cabinetry
Gerard's Tree Service
Harris Dermatology
Island commerce Park
Joel's Plumbing
Lazy Flamingo
Longs Auto Body
Mattingly
Joel's Plumbing
Reef Dentistry
Sewell Rods
Spiro Services
Delaplane Insurance
Tarpon Lodge
Useppa Island Club
Waterfront Restaurant
Williamson Brothers
Stonegate Bank
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