Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament

In the spring of 2021, The Florida Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation held their ninth annual Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament benefiting the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. 

Established in 2010, The Florida Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is a family-driven foundation dedicated to raising awareness of and increasing research funding for pediatric brain tumors. The Foundation’s mission is to raise money to fund specific research programs to help improve treatment options for these brave children, and to one day find a cure. 

The Foundation was started by Trip and Suzanne Green, whose son, Jett, was treated at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. Through compassion, expertise and unwavering commitment to help kids who are battling cancer, Trip and Suzanne were moved to support the work of improving outcomes for children with brain tumors. 

Each year, roughly 40 teams compete in the Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament, joining Trip and Suzanne in their mission to help kids like Jett. In 2021, their Foundation raised $20,000 for brain tumor research at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer, and since 2011, has contributed $122,000 in funding to our brain tumor research program. 

“The team at the hospital was a godsend to us. They saved our son’s life and we will forever be grateful. We put on our fishing tournament to pay it forward and to help fund research so that other kids can beat this horrible disease,” says Trip and Suzanne. 

The Tenth Annual Saltwater Classic Fishing Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18, 2022 at the Plantation Inn and Resort in Crystal River, Florida.

For information on entry and tournament rules, please visit


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