After a brief hiatus last summer caused by the pandemic, this annual charity event is returning to South Padre Island for another year of family-friendly fun.  

DHR Health’s annual “Fishing for Hope” Tournament is entering its 15th year this summer.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28.

Late registration will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 at the SPI Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 7355 Padre Blvd.

There will be live music by The Spin Offs during late registration. Team changes can also be made during this time.

The late registration fee per angler is $40. To make a team change, there is a $10 fee per angler.

According to organizers, Fishing for Hope is now one of the largest nonprofit tournaments on the Texas coast.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Hope Family Health Center (HFHC).

Located in McAllen, the HFHC is run by local volunteer physicians and staff who provide their time and services without charge.

The health center provides free health services to all persons living in the Valley who are without access to health care or medical insurance.

DHR Health personnel said as the community grows, so do medical and health care needs.

Personnel added that they have acknowledged this and have come together to contribute to this worthy cause.

Participating anglers will meet on Saturday at Jim’s Pier, located at 211 W. Swordfish St.

No hooks are allowed in the water before 6 a.m. Weigh-in will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

According to organizers, the event will feature a dinner, a legendary stars auction and much more.

Organizers added that the event will follow CDC guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy weekend.

Dinner and awards will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SPI Convention and Visitors Bureau.

In past years, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million for the HFHC.

Organizers said they are currently looking for sponsors and participants to make this year’s event even more successful.

For more information on sponsorship or tournament entry, call (956) 362-3140.