Fall 2012 Highlights

The 2012 Tighten The Drag Foundation Inshore Slam was a huge success! We would like to THANK everyone who took the time to come out to fish, buy raffle tickets, T-shirts and offer encouragement and support for guest Capt Robert Tramontana for his continued recovery. He is currently in Rehabilitative therapy and continues occupational and physical therapy close to his home. He keeps a positive attitude about his recovery and continues to inspire others with his determination to overcome the conditions of his injury.

THANK YOU to Capt Will Burbach, of WHISKEY RIVER BAR & GRILL for being such a GREAT HOST for the AWESOME Captains Party and HOOTERS Restaurant Port Richey for allowing us to have the Weigh In at their location! It was a beautiful day and everyone had a GREAT time! Congratulations to all the Winners!! ​

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Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for FLORIDA residents 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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