Inaugural Florida Tech Football Offshore Fishing Tournament A Huge Success
By Florida Tech // June 3, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Considering nothing quite like it had ever been done to anyone’s knowledge, the results of the inaugural Florida Tech Football Offshore Fishing Tournament can be deemed as nothing but successful.
Not only was the program able to raise some money through tournament fees, sponsorship packages and prize raffles but, more importantly, the coaches and staff were able to get the word out about Panther Football to a unique audience.
“This event wouldn’t have been successful without the tremendous support from all our sponsors and support staff,” said Panther wide receivers coach and tournament coordinator Austin Silvoy.
“We had a great group of anglers who braved some rough seas.”
The Boscat crew brought home the Grand Slam Championship belt, landing the largest total weight in the three categories of Dolphin, Kingfish and Wahoo.
Strike Zone was the champion in the Kingfish category, reeling in a whopping 24.06 catch.
The Dolphin trophy went to Black Sheep, who despite having to come in two hours before the weigh-in deadline were able to register a 18.06 pounder. The 17.7 pound Wahoo hauled in by Johnny O was the largest of the day, earning the championship in that category.
With the event coming out so well one thing is for certain, the tournament is something that will return in the coming years.
“Our staff is already thinking about ways to make next year’s tournament even more special and exciting,” said Silvoy.
The Panthers open their third season of football at home on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. against Newberry.
The game against the Wolves is one of five home games on the docket for the team that finished 6-5 overall in just its second season.
FIT will also play host to Warner on Sept. 19, West Alabama on Oct. 10, Shorter on Oct. 31 and West Georgia on Nov. 7. Four of the five home games will begin at 7 p.m.
The only game that will begin before 7 p.m. is the Homecoming Game on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.
Season tickets are available in the premium and general admission sections.
Premium season tickets are only $70 for adults and $45 for FIT employees with ID, seniors ages 65 and above, and children ages 5-16. General admission season tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for FIT employees, seniors and children.
Season tickets can be purchased at FloridaTechSports.com, in-person by appointment at the Clemente Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by calling the FIT Ticket Office at 321-674-6228.
For questions, please call the ticket office at the number listed above or e-mail AthleticsTickets@fit.edu.