1st Place - $1000
2nd Place $750
3rd Place $500
4th Place $250

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.

The past objective of the event was 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 built a new 292,000 square foot, 128-bed children’s hospital on the campus of Health Park Medical Center.  The new hospital 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.

Since 2006 we have raised over $130,000 for Barbara’s Friends, and there is a room named at the new hospital in Ryan’s name and honor.  The new Golisano’s Hospital of SWFL opened it’s doors April 1st!!! Thank you all for your many years of support and donations, that made this possible.

The 2015 Ryan’s Redfish Challenge teamed 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 the proceeds, $17,000, were donated to Barbara’s Friends for Grace for Chase.  

Our 2016 tournament proceeds benefited Barbara’s Friends and the family of Timothy Gardner who passed away following an auto accident on January 10, 2016. Tim was a friend of many but a hero to all.  His generosity and time he spent volunteering will leave a lasting mark on our community. Tim’s lifelong joy of helping the youth of North Fort Myers will always be remembered. The family is working on a memorial in Tim’s honor.

It is with mixed emotions, I wanted to let you know that although we are no longer doing the fishing tournament, the hospital and Lee Memorial Foundation can always use your gift and support to continue to care for the children of SWFL. Anyone still wishing to donate this year, can do so with the link on the home page, DONATE NOW.