33 Years and Counting!
The Kiwanis Dolphin Days Fishing Tournament is in its 33rd year, 2017! Benefiting the Homestead/South Dade Kiwanis Foundation (the fundraising arm of the Kiwanis Club of Homestead & South Dade), the Dolphin Days Fishing Tournament is the premier off-shore fishing tournament in Homestead, FL. This year, the Ed Glenn Dolphin Days Fishing Tournament will begin on June 15th with our Captains Meeting and Kick Off Party at the Mutineer Restaurant in Florida City. The tournament will be held on June 17th, finishing up after the weigh-in with our awards ceremony at Homestead Bay Front Park.
Sponsorships are officially available. We invite you to consider the benefits our tournament present to your business and join with us in presenting a first class event which benefit the youth in our community.
Last year, 70 boats (average of 4 anglers per boat) registered to fish the tournament, and we awarded more than $30,000 in prizes throughout the tournament. Over 90% visited our website (www.dolphindays.org) and Facebook page (fb.me/dolphindays) for information, all registered on a form listing all of our sponsors, and all attended a captains meeting where the sponsors were recognized numerous times. More than 10,000 fliers and brochures were distributed from Stuart to Key West. Over 300 tournament t-shirts listing all the sponsors were handed out or sold, many of these shirts will be worn for 5 or more years. Banners and posters were displayed in marinas, bait shops, and boat stores. Many more posters were proudly displayed in our sponsors offices and stores. Our tournament tech team worked to get links to our tournament site placed on many fishing related sites, and employed the power of social networking, reaching over 1,000 users on Facebook alone, amplifying our sponsor’s exposure to more than just registered anglers.
Most Dolphin Days anglers are from Broward, Miami-Dade, & Monroe counties. Every year we extend our advertising reach a little farther, this year we intend to put a little more energy into our marketing in Broward and southern Monroe. Last year, our furthest traveled anglers were from Canton, OH.
Bonuses & Perks
Many of our sponsorship levels include a complimentary registration to the Dolphin Days Tournament. All sponsors and their families are invited to attend our captains meeting at the Mutineer Restaurant in Florida City where we have food, music, raffles, silent auctions, and much more. During the tournament, even if you are not fishing, weigh-in begins at 1:00pm by the seawall at Homestead Bay Front Park. Sponsors and their families are always welcome to come enjoy the food and music as we celebrate the arrival of our anglers, and their prize winning catches.
Check out our 2017 Sponsorship Kit for more details!