Redfish Challenge Blog
By KristinOk folks…so we are a little behind in the planning stages, but yes, the 11th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge is taking place on Saturday May Read More »
By KristinWow! What can I say…what a year and what a turnout for the 10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge which took place on May 24, 2014. Read More »
By KristinHi All, Any of you Captains looking to fish for FREE???? I have someone that would like to cover the costs of the entry fee ($250) Read More »
Come Support our Fight Against Childhood Cancers
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 are looking forward to our 11th Annual Redfish Challenge!
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 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 11th 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.
We would also like to invite the general public to join us on Saturday for great food, raffle, silent auction and live music, only a $10.00 donation!!!
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. All of this years proceeds will be donated to Barbara’s Friends for Grace for Chase. We would like to help Chase’s family and friends achieve their goal in getting a room at the new Golisano Hospital, named in his honor.