HCC Hosts Annual Hawks, Line & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament

October 12, 2017



Hillsborough Community College (HCC) will host the seventh annual Hawks, Line & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament on Friday, October 13, at the Hula Bay Club in Tampa.  This year’s tournament is the largest ever featuring over 46 boat sponsors. The tournament is presented by Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

The catch and release tournament will benefit HCC workforce training scholarships and features three species categories—snook, trout and red fish—with prizes for the longest three fish of each species and the Grand Slam, largest total of the three fish by any one angler.

“Our workforce training programs have benefited greatly from the annual Hawks, Line & Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament, and we look forward to this year being our largest ever,” stated Dr. Ken Atwater, HCC president. “We are also excited to partner once again with Charles Perry Partners, Inc., for the third year in a row for this exciting fundraising endeavor.”

All net proceeds from the HCC Hawks, Line & Sinker Fishing Tournament fund scholarships for workforce training programs such as the fire and law enforcement academies, automotive technology services and welding technology. Since its inception in 2010, the tournament has raised nearly a quarter million dollars for workforce scholarships and awarded 100 scholarships from the proceeds.

Hillsborough Community College serves over 45,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit hccfl.edu.


Chris DeManche
Hillsborough Community College
(813) 259-6567 Office
(239) 826-6284 Cell

Media Contacts

Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
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Chris DeManche, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
, 813.259.6567

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Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
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