Fall 2013 Inshore SLAM Highlights

The 2013 Inshore Slam was held at Hula Bay Club in Tampa on Sept 14, 2013 and was a great time for our many Sponsors, Anglers and Guests! We had 32 participating teams, beautiful weather and tons of prizes for those who purchased raffle tickets. Congratulations to all our Winners! Special Thanks to our Injured who came out to be a part of the event, Capt Robert Tramontana, Molly Santiago, Todd Peeples and Stephanie Sizemore and to our AMAZING Sponsors. We are so grateful to the fishing community and the Charter Captains/Guides who donated trips and participated in the event to help us provide rehabilitative therapy. 

Click here to download 2013 Fishing Slam Photos from Photo Gallery


Fall 2013 Inshore SLAM Winners!

Tournament Within Tournament 1st ​ Team SLADEM ~ $125

Tourn Within Tourn 2nd 

Team OUTTA LINE ~ $75

Tourn Within Tourn 3rd 

 Team KHS&S ~ $50

LARGEST Snook -36.5"


Maui Jim Sunglasses

LARGEST Trout -27"


Blair Wiggins Rod

LARGEST Redfish 34"

Team KHS&S

Sabalo Reel


 Capt Graham Taylor

$1000 First Place TEAM SLADEM


$600 Second Place 

 Team Chum Stain


$300 Third Place 

 Team Green Gator Landscape

 Johnston Jewelers Ladies Division 

 Sarah Stahl / Courtney Santiago Santiago

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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