Charity Fishing Tournament
The tournament takes place in the Florida Keys, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Benefiting the DRI
Supporting the millions of families affected by diabetes, the DRI is the best hope for a cure.
Over 150 Anglers
Now in its 36th year, over 150 anglers participate in this event to support the DRI.
Over $4 Million Raised
The tournament has raised 4 million for diabetes and mental illness research.
LET'S FIND A CURE TOGETHER
Our Commitment to Curing Diabetes
Matthew Sanchez presenting the 2022 Sunshine KW Challenge donation check to the Diabetes Research Institute. Pictured left to right are Maximo Alverez, owner of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc., John Sanchez, General Manager of Sunshine Commercial Fuels, Matthew Sanchez, and Sunshine Key West Challenge Tournament Director Kathy Palomo.
Arrive in sunny Key West and take a short cab ride to the Opal Key Resort & Marina (245 Front St.). Anglers may check in, pick up ditty bags, and name tags in the Marina Building.
*Thursday night late arrivals please check-in before breakfast on Friday 6:30-7:30 am in the center courtyard.
6:30-8:30 pm: Captains Meeting/Boat Drawing & Cocktail Party
Meet your captain at the Opal Key Sunset Pier and draw for your team boat. Please wear your nametag, as this will serve as the entrance into all events.
A good morning bloody mary and buffet breakfast will be served at the Opal Key Marina Courtyard between
7:30 am – 3:00 pm Fish the Challenge Your outdoor adventure begins as taxis begin picking up anglers at 7:30 am from the Opal Key Resort & Marina to board your appropriate boat. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of water at 3:00 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival.
4 pm-6:30 pm – Leader Board Reception Team leaders report the day’s catch and turn in score sheets to Findlay Sinclair at the Opal Key Resort & Marina.
6:30 am -7:30 am – Breakfast Bar A good morning bloody mary and buffet breakfast will be served at the Opal Key Marina Courtyard.
7:30 am – 3:00 pm Fish the Challenge Your journey continues as taxis begin picking up anglers at 7:30 am from the Opal Key Resort & Marina to board your appropriate boat.
5:30 pm -7:00 pm – Cocktail Party & Awards Banquet Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the Opal Key Sunset Pier followed by dinner and the awards program beginning promptly at 7:00 pm.
Depart at your leisure with memories of catching “the big one,” and colorful stories of Duval Street! Until next year….
Meet Our Amazing Sponsors
We recognize and thank our generous sponsors for supporting the Diabetes Research Institute.