Down at the Dock Fishing Derby

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Jacksonville Marine Charities and The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament are proud to announce our continued partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, Inc. Together we have created an event for their members to participate in-the “Down at The Dock Fishing Derby”. This fishing derby gives individuals the opportunity to experience the excitement of fishing and the chance to enjoy the wonderful outdoor environment that we have in N. Fla. The derby includes lunch, then fishing on the docks at Sisters Creek Park. The GJKT and JMC once again look forward to this event as we continue to serve our community. We support the DSAJ and hope you will too. How to Register

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There is no age limit for participants with Down syndrome; however, siblings must be 15 years or younger to participate.  The Jacksonville Marine Charities has offered to host a fishing derby and lunch for the participants of the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville.  There is NO CHARGE for this event but the age limits are mandatory.  This event will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Sisters Creek off of Heckscher Drive.  Lunch will be served at 11:30pm – Noon and the Fishing Derby will be from Noon – 1:30pm.  There are only 50 spots for the dock.  This is FIRST COME; FIRST SERVED.  You must click on the application, PRINT BOTH PAGES and complete a registration for EACH person fishing.  DEADLINE  is July 7, 2018.  You may scan your document and email it to and mail it to 630 May Street, Jacksonville, FL  32204. Each registrant will receive a captain’s bag, a fishing rod & bait.  YOU MUST plan to come with your registrant.  Volunteers will be on the dock to assist.  Register today!  Let’s fill up the dock and show Jacksonville Marine Charities how grateful we are for their generosity.  There are many charities they could’ve chosen.


The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville Inc. was established in 1989 as a non-profit to serve families with individuals who have Down syndrome. Since that time they have grown from meeting at kitchen tables to hosting events and activities on a weekly basis throughout the community. They are committed to helping people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential, while working to create a community that is educated, supportive, and inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome. The DSAJ also serves all ages-from birth through adult. They currently serve five counties and partner with eighteen agencies that serve families by way of Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Computer Tutoring. Outside of services, they offer many programs, including a wellness/fitness program that offers basketball, soccer, dance team and weight management. The DSAJ provides many educational opportunities for families, educators and medical professionals. Monthly socials for each age group are a definite plus for members. It not only offers fun and relationship building but also respite for the caregiver. The DSAJ supports The Arc Village, On- Campus Transition Program at UNF as well as summer camp at North Florida School of Special Education. We are pleased to partner with the GJKT in this event.