How to Sponsor

Sponsors make the Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament possible!

Read Below for Sponsorship Info

You can also contact Mary PayneRebecca Vaccariello, or John Paulich for more information.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Tournament Grand Sponsor – $10,000
  • Tournament Sponsor – $5,000
  • Event Sponsor – $2,500
  • Grand Champion Trophies – $1,000
  • First Place Trophies  – $600
  • Special Trophies – $600

Download our:
Sponsorship Brochure and
Sponsorship Registration for more information.

From the Kick-Off Party to the last Grand Champion trophy, sponsors make the Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament possible. From the largest cash gifts to the smallest in-kind services, the Tournament appreciates all donations and recognizes all sponsors.

Sponsors at all levels are promoted on press releases, flyers, brochures, welcome banners and the Memorial Foundation website (with links available). In addition, TOURNAMENT GRAND SPONSORS and TOURNAMENT SPONSORS receive special recognition at all events, including free tickets. EVENT SPONSORS are promoted in all displays at their event and receive free tickets.

TROPHY SPONSORS’ names are engraved on the trophy they sponsor, and a representative is invited to personally award the trophy to the winning angler. RAFFLE or DOOR PRIZE SPONSORS are encouraged to participate at the Awards Banquet.

Read Below for Sponsorship Info and Registration

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, 2020
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 1 from respective launch sites
 Day 1 scores will be updated 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