Tighten The Drag Foundation Injured Events
Our annual Spring and Fall Fishing Tournaments provide a fun and entertaining mini retreat for our Spinal Cord Injured families while our dedicated anglers and guests support our fundraising efforts to help those in need have a better quality of life. Our events cater to the families we serve allowing them to network with each other, to meet and thank those who support them, and to enjoy a weekend of sun and fun away from their daily routines. Our families spend 2-3 nights at the Magnuson Resort in St Pete where they can enjoy 2 pools (with an adaptive lift), a full service restaurant and marina, a beach Tiki pavilion and a lunch Deli for a quick sandwich to eat poolside or lounge by the beach. Some rooms are equipped with adaptive bathrooms and service or therapy dogs are allowed. Our families are treated to a Banquet dinner at our Kick Off Party, front row seating for our tournament awards and set up individual booths to take donations for their travel and medical needs. Those that want to take an adaptive fishing trip can fish our tournament in our Pro Guided division and enjoy a great day on the water.
Vendors are welcome at our events and provide extra activities for the hotel guests to participate in and shop at local artists and craftsman booths.
FPN Broadcasting live streams and records our events for all those who may not be able to attend and interviews our anglers, winners, injured and sponsor guests.
Angler Armory's James Malz hosts our events and dozens of volunteers work tirelessly to make sure that everyone has a great time.
Of course, we have some of the most competitive anglers and the area's best Professional Guides fishing our events who not only catch big fish but have big hearts. Many of our teams have been competing and supporting since our inception.
Our events focus on those who have suffered a paralyzing and life changing injury. The weekend is ALL about them and anything we can do to support them have a better quality of life.