DESTIN FOR SUCCESS FUNDRAISING EVENT
2023 Scholarship Winners
ECBGFC Destin for Success is a scholarship program designed to encourage art students to follow their dreams. The Emerald Coast Big Game Fishing Club established the Destin for Success program in efforts to award scholarships to art students of Okaloosa and Walton County. Annual scholarships will be awarded to the Top Five students who compete for the money by meeting the criteria and submitting their marine artwork. Winners will be determined by votes from the ECBGFC Team, Members, and social media.
The artwork of the Top Five Scholarship Winners will be silent auctioned at the Sportsman's Ball. A portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the art program of the high school that each artist attended.
WE PROUDLY SUPPORT
Destin High School Fishing Class
ECBGFC supports the first ever high school in existence in Destin, Destin High School, and their accredited Fishing Class lead by Captain Mike Parker to help educate and fund students in the bountiful joys of fishing and livelihood that comes along with it. The students earn class credit for volunteering at our fishing tournaments and events, which help them learn management qualities, fish identification, and fish handling skills along with communicating and building relationships with our teams and boat captains.
We are honored to be able to support the Destin High School Fishing Class. ECBGFC presented the first check to Principal Christine Cruikshank and Captain Mike Parker at the 2022 Sportsman's Ball and continues to give back every year.
ECBGFC supports conservation by hosting the only Catch & Release Billfish tournaments on the Gulf Coast. We've donated to The Billfish Foundation, provided research tags to our members from DFWBF, and educate the community and students at DHS.