Team with UM sports legends while Fishing the Florida Keys

By Lee Stephens….
The inaugural University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament will take place on June 24 and 25 in Key Largo. It’s an opportunity to join some favorite Miami Hurricanes legends and fish the crystal waters of the Florida Keys.

The weekend begins with the Captain’s Meeting and cocktail reception on Friday, June 24, 6 p.m., at UM Sports Hall of Fame member Gary Dunn’s Ocean View Inn & Sports Pub, Mile Marker 84.5 in Islamorada.

The fishing will take place beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, with lines out at 4 p.m. and weigh in by 5 p.m. at Coconut’s at the Marina Del Mar Resort and Marina in Key Largo (MM 100). The awards dinner and silent auction will take place at Coconut’s from 7 to 9 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded for heaviest dolphin, along with a “bucket of bucks.”

Anglers can register by going online to ; sending email to , or by calling John Routh at the Hall of Fame, 305-284-2775. Entry fees are $425 per boat (up to four anglers). Each additional angler is $75.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Marina Del Mar Resort and Marina at 305-451-4107.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the UM Sports Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with a sole purpose to recognize those student-athletes coaches and administrators who have excelled in their sports and brought acclaim to the university through their accomplishments and championships. All donations help showcase their achievements for Hurricanes fans to enjoy for generations to come.

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