ST. PETERSBURG, FL – On Saturday, April 12, Canterbury School of Florida will hold its 7th annual public catch-and-release fishing tournament, the Canterbury Cup, from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with more than $2,000 in cash prizes in different divisions.
This tournament honors Canterbury’s support of the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) and the conservation of precious marine resources. This tournament is catch-and-release, and every effort will be made to ensure the safe, live release of fish.
After the tournament, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., the tournament awards party at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club at the Snell Isle Marina (1305 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg) will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with water slides, live music, food, snow cones and raffles. All families are invited to join the fun.
All proceeds from this tournament benefit Canterbury’s Marine Studies program. In 2012, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, son of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, was so impressed by Canterbury’s Marine Studies program that he chose the school as the first Cousteau Divers partner school in the world. Cousteau Divers is an international not-for-profit organization fostering marine conservation and working towards the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) while promoting scientific programs that monitor and conserve marine biodiversity around the world. Canterbury School of Florida students, now a part of this global program, catalog and track biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico, create wildlife guide books for the Gulf and monitor water quality through data loggers.
Founded in 1968, Canterbury School of Florida is a PK3 through Grade 12 co- educational, college preparatory, independent day school located on two campuses in St. Petersburg, Florida. The curriculum includes twenty-three advanced placement courses, a unique marine studies program providing hands-on experiences for students at every grade level, an International Studies program that starts with mandatory Spanish and Mandarin Chinese language classes for students in PK3 – Grade 6.