Published: May 21, 2014 6:11 AM EDT
Updated: May 21, 2014 7:42 AM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Ryan McCleskey ended his fight against cancer on February 3, 2006. Family, friends and acquaintances of Ryan wish to continue his battle with loving memory.

The 10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish Challenge is set for Saturday, May 24 at the Marina at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. Entry is $250 per boat (up to 4 anglers) with a top prize of $1,500.

The tournament starts at 7 a.m. with the weigh-in cut off at 4 p.m. Participants will enjoy food, refreshments, music, chance drawing prizes and a terrific silent auction. Proceeds benefit Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Cancer Fund. 

To date the event has raised more than $80,000 for Barbara’s Friends.

Anglers who wish to sign up for the challenge may do so up until the Captain's Meeting. The Captain’s Meeting features live music and food and will be held on Friday, May 23 at the Twisted Conch in Cape Coral from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Tournament Schedule

Captain’s Meeting

Meeting Date: May 23, 2014

Check-In: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Food & Drinks: 6pm – 8:30pm

Live Music: 7pm – 9:30pm

Meeting Location: Twisted Conch

Tournament & Weigh In

At the Marina at Cape Harbour

Tournament Date: May 24, 2014

Tournament Time: 7am to 4pm

Weigh In Time: 4pm

Food, Raffle & Music: 4pm – 7pm

For more information contact Kristin McCleskey at (239) 699-7426 or visit