Gene Doyle

Memorial Foundation

“The Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship has let me peek into all of the adventure that lies out there in the world waiting for me.”

-Dustin Kahler, 2003 Scholarship Recipient
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The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory and adventurous spirit of Robert Eugene “Gene” Doyle, III (1976-1996).

Each year, the foundation awards three Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarships, which help deserving Collier County students to undertake the adventures of their dreams. Click for more information, including 2018 details and deadlines.

Adventure Scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Catch and Release Fishing Tournament. The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory and adventurous spirit of Robert Eugene “Gene” Doyle, III (1976-1996).

Each year, the foundation awards three Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarships, which help deserving Collier County students to undertake the adventures of their dreams. Click for more information, including 2018 details and deadlines.

Adventure Scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Catch and Release Fishing Tournament. The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Scholarship

A traditional scholarship may typically be academically based, but The Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship is designed to be as nontraditional and unique as was Gene himself.

Tournament

The  annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament emerged as a perfect fundraising event for the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship, where anglers target redfish, snook and trout and compete for 21 top prizes,.

Foundation

Simply put, it is the goal of the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation to keep Gene’s spirit alive by cultivating and supporting kindred spirits who share his love of life and nature. 

Scholarship

A traditional scholarship may typically be academically based, but The Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship is designed to be as nontraditional and unique as was Gene himself.

Tournament

The  annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament emerged as a perfect fundraising event for the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship, where anglers target redfish, snook and trout and compete for 21 top prizes,.

Foundation

Simply put, it is the goal of the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation to keep Gene’s spirit alive by cultivating and supporting kindred spirits who share his love of life and nature. 

Fishing Tournament Gallery

Adventure Scholarship Gallery

Social

Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament7 days ago
This week the Tournament lost a beloved and old friend. Wayne Hook has been involved with the tournament since its inception in 1997. Over the years he has fished the tournament with family, volunteered, sponsored trophies and judged the best photo contest. Some of you are fortunate enough to have one of his wonderful photographs which he contributed for trophies, volunteer recognition and silent auction over the years.

A service of remembrance will be held at 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, FL 34103. https://memorials.legacyoptions.com/walter-hook/4748613/index.php?_ga=2.196339631.2041221105.1633536586-953446443.1632840095
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament2 weeks ago
This week the Tournament lost a dear friend. Rebecca Vaccariello was appointed co-chair of the Fishing Tournament in 2019. She volunteered for many years, often checking-in guests at Ace Hardware for our Kick-Off Party. She was also sponsored youth anglers that would not otherwise have the opportunity to fish.

A Celebration of Life Reception is being held at Collier Legal Aid Services on Friday, October 1st 4:00pm-6:30pm.
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament3 months ago
Our first group of adventurer's pics are in! Check out Whitney Gobiel's 2021 Alaska adventure.

Documents and Contact

Scholarship Application
Contact Us

Tournament Chair 
John Paulich

Tournament Headquarters
Phone: (239) 776-9400

Tournament

The 21st Annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament will be held April 27, 28 & 29, 2018.

Friday, April 27, 2018
7 pm – Anglers’ and Captains’ Meetings and Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Ace Hardware – downtown Store

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 1 from respective launch sites
 2017 -There will be no Score Posting Party Saturday evening – scores will be updated online

Scholarship

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Finalist Interviews: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Announcement of Winners: Friday, March 23, 2018

Tournament Chair 
John Paulich

Tournament Headquarters
Phone: (239) 776-9400

Tournament Info

Scholarship Info

The Foundation

Gene Doyle