Trey Curry Foundation Presents 7th Annual Treyfest Captain’s Party, Fishing Tournament

By Kathy Collins

The 7th Annual Trey Curry Foundation Treyfest Captain’s Party and Fishing Tournament is coming up and invites community anglers and seekers of a good time to join in raising funds for several local organizations.

The Treyfest Captain’s Party will be held on Thursday, November 5 at O’Brien’s Pub located at 701 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $25. The Fishing Tournament will be headquartered at Circles located at 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. on Friday, November 6 in Apollo Beach from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The cost to enter the fishing tournament ranges from $1,200 and up. Sponsorships from $15,000 to $250 are available.

Participation includes one boat, three to four angler with a professional fishing guide, all alcohol and lunch on the boat with the guide, entry for the angler and a guest to the Treyfest Captain’s Party and the after party at Circles after the fishing has concluded. All anglers also receive a shirt and many other items. The sponsor of each boat receives a specially designed cooler which is fully stocked for their boat the day of the tournament.

The proceeds from the tournament help fund the Trey Curry House at A Kid’s Place and other local charitable causes including the North Brandon Y, scholarship fund at Hillsborough Community College and Hooked on Hope. Last year’s events raised over $50,000.

Mary Beth Curry, executive director of the Trey Curry Foundation said, “When we started the fishing tournament, it was originally to get away from the typical mold of a golf tournament. It has ended up being one of my favorite things we do each year. It gives people the chance who don’t own a boat or don’t fish on a regular basis to get out there. They not only have a great time but are doing something good.”

Curry added, “It is such a good time whether you are fishing with your friends, family, business associates or even strangers. No matter whether it has rained, shined, been cold or hot, everyone always has a great time.”

Visit or contact marybeth@treycurry or call 655-0269.