Shriners fishing tournamentThe 2021 Shriners Arabia Sportsman annual fishing tournament is set for June 18 to 19 at Matagorda Bay Harbor, Texas. Registration for the event begins online June 1 at 8:00am on

A maximum of 50 boats can register for the event, with registration stopped after the maximum number of boats is met.

“There will be a dinner, auction, and raffle in addition to the fishing tournament on Saturday,” explained Shriners Arabia President and UTF VP of Sales and Marketing, John Calhoun.

“Participants enjoy free food, a hat and refreshments at Captain’s Night on June 18. This is always an enjoyable event to look forward to.”

•  Up to $25,0000 in prizes

•  3 different 50/50 side pots

•  Free food, drinks and a hat on Captain’s Night

•  4 different sponsorship levels

United Tool and Fastener (UTF) will again participate in the 16th annual Shrine Sportsman Fishing Tournament on June 19. UTF has been a part of this annual fishing tournament nearly from its inception.

The special event supports local Houston and Galveston Shriners hospitals.

This year, the tournament is also incorporating a food drive to benefit the Matagorda area. Participants are asked to bring canned food items to donate.

The annual Shrine Sportsman Fishing Tournament is an event put on by the Houston/Galveston branch of the Shriners, whose primary purpose is to support the 22 hospitals that make up the Shriners Hospitals International. The hospitals provide free expert medical care to children from all over the world.

The Shriners hospital in Galveston caters to children with burns while the hospital in Houston caters to patients with orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases, as well as cleft lip and palate abnormalities.