In 2002, Jose Perez de Corcho ’93 and Jose Bofill ’90, both passionate FIU alumnae and avid fishermen, were looking for a creative way to give back to the university. Their initiative, combined with support from TotalBank, brought the Fishing Tournament & Dock Party to life. What began as a modest competition between friends has evolved, raising over $140,000 for student scholarships in the process!
The money raised through sponsorships and boat registrations benefits the FIU Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are graduates of the University, and the Panther Pride Scholarship, awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities. The cost to participate in the tournament is $400 per boat with a maximum of four anglers and $50 for each additional angler in the same boat.
The tournament features fishing for Dolphin, however, prizes are also awarded for the biggest fun fish, including Wahoo, Tuna or Kingfish.