The John Michael Baker Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the I.T Parker Center at Harbour Towne Marina, Dania Beach, Florida. Lines in at 7:00 am and weigh in from 1:00 pm to 3 pm, followed by the awards ceremony. This is a family event with a silent auction, cookout, entertainment and a cash bar from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
The Tournament Benefits the Following:
The John Michael Baker Memorial Reef through Coastal Conservation Association Florida
In 2018 the foundation, in addition to scholarship funds, has teamed up with the Coastal Conservation Association Florida-Broward Chapter (CCA Broward) to launch the John Michael Baker Memorial Reef. The artificial reef project was deployed in August 2018, which is Phase 1 of a 5 year project.
The reef constructed off the coast of Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to Johnny with a memorial plaque celebrating his passion for everything “ocean”. Proceeds from the John Michael Fishing Tournament will fund the project. Through sponsorships, donations and tournament participation Johnny’s memory will live on through ocean conservation and the continuing support of student education through scholarships.