Board/Directors/Committee Chairs

President Amanda Marrero

Owner Fringe Benefits Salon

Brother - Spinal Cord Injured

Vice President/Treasurer

Cathi Schmidt

Founder Krista Marie Sellars Foundation

Secretary Tony Sudduth

C3 Spinal Cord Injured 2014

Recovered and Walking

Chad Burney

Director of Partnerships

Exec VP/COO GTE Financial

C4 Spinal Cord Injured 2013

Recovered and Walking

Sheila Tramontana-Volunteer

Chair - Marketing/Sponsorship

Head Committee Chair

Son - C6 Spinal Cord Injured

Aaron Lopez - Volunteer

Ambassador Sponsorships

C7 Spinal Cord Injured

Hayden - Volunteer

Jr Ambassador -Awareness

C3 Spinal Cord Injured

Team Tighten

Team Tighten

Tighten the Drag Foundation Inc is registered as a Florida Non Profit Corporation. All members are Volunteer. No member of the Board or Committee takes a percentage of donations or benefits from the organization in any way. 


If YOU would like to be a Volunteer, please send us a message at Subject: Committee Volunteer



Amanda Ramella Marrero 

Vice President-2020-2021


Catherine Schmidt

Secretary 2020-2021


Tony Sudduth

Treasurer 2020-2021


Catherine Schmidt 



Chad Burney, GTE Financial

Ambassador Adaptive Activities

Aaron Lopez

Jr Ambassador Awareness

Director-Fishing Tournament

Capt Matt Tramontana

Director-Golf Tournament


Melissa Bodner 

Trauma ER RN


Sherry Fee

Marty Slade



Events Coordinator

Sheila Tramontana


Matt Tramontana

TR Finney

Hayden H

Event Host/MC Fishing

James Malz, Angler Armory

Official Event Photographers

Sam & Alex Scribner

Aaron Lopez

Raffle Committee

Team Tighten Volunteers

Amanda Marrero

Jess  Sallee-Fee

Sherry Fee

Liz Sorenson

Scholarship Committee

Catherine Schmidt

Tony Sudduth

Sheila Tramontana

Gratitude Committee

Betty Hiatt



VIP & Injured Committee

Micki Drapeau

Jessica Sallee

Sherry Fee

Betty Hiatt

Liz Sorenson

Jenny Malz

Erin Whatley

Cody & Morgan Drapeau

Doreen Coxon

Ciara Gaydos

Matt Gaydos







Volunteer Coordinator

Event Set Up Crew/Load-Unload/

Transport Committee

Big Rob Tramontana

T.R. Finney

Austin Fee

Chad Fee


Live Broadcast Hosts

Jason Smith, FPN Outdoors

Paul Fleming, FPN Outdoors


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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