SAVE THE DATE!
JULY 14-16, 2022
Thursday – July 14, 2022 – Captains Meeting
Friday – July 15, 2022 – Fishing
Saturday – July 16, 2022 – Awards and Festivities
Full Tournament Schedule Coming Soon
Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant (645 Old San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL)
EARLY REGISTRATION ENTRY FEE ($600 per team): Monday, May 16, 2022 – Sunday, June 26, 2022
REGISTRATION ENTRY FEE ($675 per team): Monday, June 27, 2022 – Captain’s Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022
Team Entry Fee includes 5 Anglers. Additional Angler fee is $100. Each member of the team will receive a Tunaskin Performance Shirt with the 2022 Tournament Artwork.
HEALING THROUGH THE OUTDOORS
In 2014 I found healing from helping others get outdoors. The enthusiasm that the youth showed seemed to heal my stress and uproot some of my struggles. Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder myself, I have a connection to veterans who have a feeling of displacement after their deployment. Healing Through the Outdoors(HTO) was established in 2017 to provide an engaging, educational and invigorating experience by bringing the
veterans and their families to the outdoors.
The outdoor healing process is necessary to relieve physical and mental
stressors of modern society. By joining with HTO the families will be benefactors of knowledge about living outdoors, the natural resources available to them, healthy eating and the benefits of natural sunlight.
HTO cares about veteran families that may be struggling and will
uplift them by taking advantage of the healing qualities within the
natural environment. To help veterans and their loved ones connect on
a level that transcends branch of service, bringing comfort in an
environment that promotes healing and hope through friendship,
community and camaraderie.
– HTO Co-Founder, Joshua Bergman
JEFF SOMMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
“Coach Jeff Sommer always told his cross country runners that pain is temporary and pride is forever he instilled in us that nothing hurts compared to what it feels like to quit. He was a builder of leaders and people who would and could, quite literally, go the extra mile. He also taught me how to give. That’s why we want to give back.”
– Brian Peachey
We would like to honor the memory of Coach Jeff Sommer of Estero High School and the positive impact that he had on hundreds of young people and adults. Brian Peachey, the founder of the Grouper Grapple Offshore Fishing Tournament was an all-star athlete who ran cross country and track for Coach Sommer from 1989-1993. Along with his fellow athletes, Coach Sommer pushed them to be their best taking them to the State meet where they were Runner up in 1991 and State Champions in 1992. Peachey was recognized as All Southwest Florida Cross Country Runner of the year during his time with Coach at Estero HS and has stayed close with Coach Sommer and his family throughout the years.
preferred lodging partner
Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
1051 Fifth Avenue, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites is the preferred lodging for the 2022 Grouper Grapple Fishing Tournament. They have offered a discounted rate to participants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the promo code to book your stay.
Moss Marina is located right next to Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant. If you would like to reserve boat slips please call ahead to reserve your spot. When confirming your reservation mention at you are with Grouper Grapple and you will receive a discounted slip.