SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Registration now open for DHR Health’s 16th annual charity fishing tournament.

The tournament is called “Fishing for Hope” and all proceeds benefit the Hope Family Health Center in McAllen. HOPE provides free medical care and counseling to the uninsured in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Marcy Martinez, director of public relations for DHR Health, said the annual event is the largest non-profit fishing tournament in the Rio Grande Valley.

Martinez pointed out that local volunteer physicians and medical staff donate their time and services to ensure that patients without access to health care or medical insurance receive free, quality treatment.

Through events such as Bingo night, numerous raffles, t-shirt sales, bake sales and jewelry fundraisers, DHR Health employees have raised thousands to help the Hope Family Health Center, Martinez explained. 

“At last year’s fishing tournament, more than $300,000 were raised by anglers enjoying a day on the waters of the Laguna Madre, sponsors, and donations made through the STAR raffle which includes items donated by local businesses worth more than $100. Since DHR Health started the tournament 16 years ago, nearly $3 million dollars have been donated to the HOPE Family Health Center,” DHR stated, in a news release.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island. Sponsorship opportunities and tournament slots are still available. For more information, call the DHR Health Events Department at (956) 362-3140.


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