The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is hosting the first annual FGCU Fishing Invitational on April 6.

A Captain’s Meeting will be held on Friday, April 5 at Florida Gulf Coast University. The tournament will kick off with a 7 a.m. honor start on April 6, followed by an awards banquet at The Edison Restaurant.

Cost is $150 per angler with includes tournament entry, awards banquet, giveaways and cash prizes. Awards banquet only tickets are $50 and include a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner. To register, visit

Sponsors of the FGCU Fishing Invitational include Diversified Yacht Services, Grand Charter Sponsor; Captains for Clean Water, Beverage Sponsor; and, Rosier Insurance, Green Rod Sponsor.

Formerly, the Fallen Eagle Redfish Classic, the FGCU Fishing Invitational was created to honor the memory of Jesse Woodyard, an FGCU student and member of the FGCU Fishing Club who passed away in 2014. After many years of success, the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association will now be hosting the annual fishing tournament, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Jesse M. Woodyard Scholarship.

The Alumni Association is dedicated to engaging graduates in a lifelong allegiance with FGCU and fellow alumni, cultivating opportunities for personal and professional growth after graduation, celebrating pride in the principles and achievements of FGCU and its graduates and inspiring individual investment in the university’s future.

For more information, contact Kimberly Wallace, director of alumni relations, at (239) 590-1087 or

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