Friday, November 2020—The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament is hosting its 3rd annual tournament during the first week of January 2021. The tournament is organized to benefit Glioblastoma medical research. The goal is to share and spread awareness about Glioblastoma and to discover possible leads to its cause and cure.
The 2021 tournament will kick off with a captain’s meeting held at Cobb’s Landing on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7 p.m. Registration and rules are available online at lennyschelinmemorialtournament.com or follow the link for the Lenny Tournament on littlejimbaitandtackle.com. The 2021 Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament fishing starts January 2 at 8 a.m. – and concludes January 9th at 4 p.m. Teams can choose between Sailfish division with an entry fee of $1,500 per team or meat division with the entry fee of $500. Teams will have three declared fishing days during the week. Additionally, 50 percent of the entry fee will be donated to research for Glioblastoma and 50 percent of the entry fee will be returned to winners. This year there is the addition of a Ladies Tournament and a Junior Division.
The awards party will be at 2 p.m. at Little Jim Bait and Tackle on January 10, 2021. Both the Captain’s and Award’s parties will feature live performances, food, an Auction, 50/50 and giveaways. All parties, food, liquor, music, and door prizes will be paid for by tournament sponsors.
The inaugural tournament was a huge success with 15 boats entered, over 50 fish weighed in and a donation check awarded to The University of Miami Brain Cancer research fund in the amount of $15,000. This past year $40,000 was presented to The Cleveland Clinic Martin Heath Foundation for Brain Cancer Research. This year there is a goal of $50,000 to be awarded, with more boats and larger prize amounts.
Here are some staggering numbers:
- There are 130-Different types of brain tumors.
- An estimated 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor.
- An estimated 87,240 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2020
- Glioblastoma is the most commonly occurring primary malignant brain tumor. (accounting for 14.6% of all tumors, and 48.3% of all malignant tumors).
- For the most common form of primary malignant brain tumors, glioblastoma, the five-year relative survival rate is only 6.8%.
- An estimated 18,020 people will die from malignant brain tumors (brain cancer) in 2020 which is approximately 1,300 more people than 2019.
The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation and is fully funded by donations with 50% of the Tournaments registration fees will be
paid out for prizes. To ensure a successful Tournament, we depend on contributions made by sponsors of all dimensions. For those who do not want to fish the tournament,
we have set up other ways on our website to accept donations, including individual donations, Sponsorships, 50/50 Drawing, donated auction items, and bidding for the
incredible prizes that have been donated for this event.
“With your support we will be one step closer to our goal of finding the source which has taken the lives of so many in our Community and a cure. The urgency is NOW to find the source and remove it before any others suffer and die from this dreaded cancer.”
About Lenny Jr.—Lenny was an avid fisherman both recreationally and professionally. His love for the sport brought him in contact with many in the fishing community. He was well known and respected for his fishing skills and his intense dedication to the art of sport fishing. This all came to a halt when he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiform Brain Tumor on February 6, 2017 at the age of 32. Removal of the tumor was necessary, but it left him with memory loss, stamina depletion, and personality changes along with loss of vision and stability. Not only did this take away his livelihood, but it would also take his life on July 28, 2018.
For more information, visit lennyschelinmemorialtournament.com
Charity Raffle: Lo Que Sea Sea Fishing Charter Valued at $1,800
- Raffle Tickets: $30 each | 2 for $50 | 5 for $100
- Available online at lennyschelinmemorialtournament.com
- 100% of proceeds from this raffle will go to the Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament fund to benefit brain cancer reserach