1st Place - $1500
2nd Place $750
3rd Place $500
4th Place $250

Come Help Ryan’s Cause


Ryan McCleskey ended his fight against cancer on February 3, 2006. Family, friends, and acquaintances of Ryan wish to continue his battle with loving memory.  We have just celebrated the 10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge, and are already thinking ahead to next year.

The objective of the event is to continue to build awareness of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, and assist the children of Southwest Florida in their personal battles, by donating the proceeds raised to Barbara’s Friends, the Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund.

The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is building a new 292,000 square foot, 128-bed children’s hospital on the campus of Health Park Medical Center.  The new hospital, when completed in 2017, will stand as a lasting legacy of a community’s gift to it’s future and a visionary doctor’s passion for treating young patients close to home.

To date we have raised over $100,000 for Barbara’s Friends, and will have a room named at the new hospital in Ryan’s name and honor.

We are now seeking event sponsors and participants for 2015 and the Tenth Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge.  Some of you have generously supported Ryan’s Redfish Challenge in the past; for others, this is our first request. Whichever the case, we hope we can count on your support for such an admirable cause. Your tax-deductible donation will be recognized in various ways. Visit our Sponsorship Page for a list of opportunities available this year.

Ryan’s Redfish Challenge is now teaming up with Grace For Chase in the fight against childhood cancers, and in memory of one of our own local SUPER HEROS – Chase Johnson. Read more about Chase’s Story. Please come out and help support our cause.