Purple Heart of the Bay

Purple Heart of the Bay is a Grand Slam Charity Fishing Tournament in Ruskin, Florida, in Tampa Bay, near the WWIA Headquarters. Held the weekend of 9/11, this event is a great opportunity for the local community to connect with and give back to those Heroes who have sacrificed so much for us and our great Nation. Anglers compete in both sponsored and open divisions, with prizes awarded for youth and ladies subdivisions—up to $10,000 in cash and prizes total. WWIA partners with the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) to bring Purple Heart recipients together for this event. The Purple Heart veteran with the highest score overall is crowned the Purple Heart of the Bay Champion and given a special award and a cash prize. Dinner, live entertainment and raffles follow the tournament.

Register now for early-bird prices! Registration fees go up for ALL DIVISIONS after July 31st.



Please pay registration fees HERE. Thank you for your support!