Rules of Eligibility

Determine who can apply. 


Read below to discover who is eligible for the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship

Any Collier County, FL student in their Junior or Senior year of high school or first year of college between the ages of 16 and 21 at the date of application are eligible to apply for the adventure scholarship. Note: You must be a junior, senior or college freshman at the time of application.

Applicants must attend or have graduated from a Collier County, Florida high school.

All applicants must be Collier County residents who are avid dreamers with a taste for high adventure and a love of life and nature that inspires those around them.


Fishing Tournament   Co-Chairs

Mary Payne (239)398-5219

Rebecca Vaccariello (518)461-4050


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Fishing Tournament

The 23rd Annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament scheduled for May 1, 2 & 3, 2020 has been canceled based on CDC and local government guidance.  Please check back for rescheduling information.

Friday, May 1, 2020
7 pm – Anglers’ and Captains’ Meetings and Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Ace Hardware – downtown Store

Saturday, May 2, 2019
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 1 from respective launch sites
 Day 1 scores will be posted online

Sunday, May 3, 2020
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 2 from respective launch sites
 6pm – Awards Banquet @ Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, 896 River Point Dr., Naples

Adventure Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

Finalist Interviews: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Winners Announced: Friday, April 24, 2020