CVB greenlights over $200,000 in event funding

Special to the PRESS

The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory Board heard reports from their subcommittees and voted on a block of special events funding requests during their Wednesday, Jan. 24 meeting.

The Board approved more than $200,000 in events funding for the following:

  • WOWE (January) $2,000
  • Splash South Padre Island (April) $25,000
  • Sand Crab Run/Fat Tire Bike Race-Bill Gardner (April) $4,000
  • Shallow Sport Tournament (May) $2,500
  • Jailbreak (May) $30,000
  • Dargel Boat Fishing Tournament (June) $2,500
  • Texas International Fishing Tournament -TIFT (August) $15,000
  • Ladies Kingfish Tournament – LKT (August) $5,000
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) Fishing Tournament (August) $2,500
  • Fish for Hope (August) $2,500
  • Wahoo Fishing Tournament (September) $25,000
  • JJ Zapata Fishing Tournament (September) $2,500
  • Shallow Stalker Fishing Tournament (September) $2,500
  • South Padre Island Triathlon (September) $3,500
  • SPI Nature and Tourism Hallowings (October) $35,000
  • SPI Fishing Days (October) $5,000
  • Take a Kid Fishing Tournament (October) $2,500
  • Elite Redfish Championship (October) $25,000
  • Raul Alcala Gran Fondo (November) $10,000

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