Tighten The Drag Foundation Injured Events

Fishing Tournaments

Duck Derby

Golf Tournaments

Cornhole

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.  

Banquet Dinner

Networking

Group Breakfast

Learning New Things

Trying New

Things

Injured Booths

Vendors

Lots of Fun Fishing Trips! 

Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for those who have suffered 

a life changing paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a catastrophic accident. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 1 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. If you are injured at age 25, your estimated lifetime costs will exceed 5 million dollars.  The average yearly medical costs after the first year can average $50,000-$100,000 depending on the level of injury. 

​ There are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries in the US every year. There are over a half million people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States.

Every 38 minutes in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause, with Falls being the second leading cause.

Sports related injuries are less than 10% of all spinal cord injuries but of the 10%, diving accidents account for 7%. 

There are over 5.6 million people in the US living with some type of Paralysis caused by Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer,

Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis and other nervous system disorders. Roughly 1 in 50 people.

 

 

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 501(c)3 Non profit Public Charity EIN-46-1427712

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