Captains’ Party: Friday, May 11
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Crowninshield Community House
Fishing: Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Award Ceremony will commence
after the tournament
Saturday, May 12, 8 to 11 p.m.
78GASPARILLA ISLAND May/June 2018
The Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament is the kick-off to tarpon
season that celebrates the giving heart and unparalleled
strength of its lady anglers! This year’s theme is based on
the American icon, Rosie the Riveter. Much like Rosie, our anglers
know how to roll up their sleeves and get the job done!
The 28th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament will donate a
portion of its proceeds to “Fighting Pretty,” a non-profit
organization that sends care packages intended to empower
women battling cancer to feel strong, beautiful and fierce; a
reminder that they are amazing and truly “Fighting Pretty!”
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this timeless
tradition that honors strong women and their love of tarpon fishing!
Artist Brendan Coudal’s ever popular midcentury style is back again for the 2018 Ladies Day Tarpon
Tournament! His piece, titled “Reelin’ Rosie,” is inspired by the famous 1942 image “We Can Do It,”
by artist J. Howard Miller. Brendan said, “I’ve wanted to create a similar painting for years, and this
Ladies Day event is the right time to highlight the strength, contributions and general awesomeness
of women. As I was putting the finishing touches on my painting, I learned that the original ‘Rosie the
Riveter.’ Naomi Parker Fraley, passed away at the age of 96, so I dedicate it to all the women who roll
up their sleeves to tackle the jobs, pursuits and sports typically dominated by men.”
The original 24X36 oil painting is available for sale, so please contact the artist for more
The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a limited signed/numbered edition of
posters. Get ’em while you can, since they always go fast!
Go to bocagrandechamberofcommerce.com.
To see more of Brendan’s work, visit BrendanCoudal.com.