14th Annual Cougar Saltwater Open

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About the Event

The Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association will hold its 14th Annual Fishing Tournament – The UH Cougar Saltwater Open, on Saturday August 21, 2021. This event funds scholarships for students currently pursuing studies in Communication at the University of Houston.

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association is a member of the University of Houston Alumni Association and is comprised of alumni in the fields of Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Radio and Television and other affiliated fields.

We would love to see you at the Cougar Saltwater Open on August 21st.  We will show you a great time and your generosity and support for our scholarship an alumni programs are very much appreciated.

For additional information, please contact Kim Maraldo at 832-264-3951 or Kelly Groce at 281-923-8860.

 

Tournament Information

Cougar Saltwater Open shall be an inshore tournament. There will be a boat and kayak division for each category.

Awards by Traw Machine Works will be presented in the following divisions:

  • Heaviest redfish (20-28 inches, no oversized) boat and kayak
  • Heaviest speckled trout (16-25 in) boat and kayak
  • Heaviest flounder boat and kayak
  • Heavy stringer (3 fish) : any combination of the following three fish-trout, flounder and 1 redfish
  • Shasta’s pick:  (black drum, gafftop, sheepshead, stingray, lady fish, etc) and the heaviest fish wins!
  • New categories for 2021:  Catch of the Day and Redfish w/most spots and Hard Luck Award

 Kids Division

  • Biggest Fish, Heaviest fish, Smallest Fish, Ugliest Fish, Unusual fish, etc.

Multiple prizes will be awarded in this division

 

Weigh in will be from 2-4 P.M. at Harborwalk Marina

You must be in line no later than 4 p.m.

Sponsorships and Registration Information

Cougar Saltwater Open Sponsorships

 Funds raised from this tournament benefit the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association Scholarship (UH VSoC) and Alumni programs assisting future and current students with their UH education.  As a sponsor, you may also send promotional items for goody bags that are given to participants.  All sponsors will be recognized through social media posts.

 

Sponsorship and Registration

Title Sponsor – $2,500 (FMV $210)  SOLD OUT
Exclusive, One Sponsorship Available

Triumph Cabling

  • Listing as Title Sponsor on all promotional materials where UH VSoC maintains control, i.e. press releases, signage and promotional materials. “UH Cougar Saltwater Open” presented by _____________.”
  • Opportunity to hang up to two (2) banners on-site at the event, with option for one (1) banner to be placed on or behind podium at awards dinner that evening.
  • Recognition at event, in print and on social media outlets.
  • Company Logo on event t-shirt and signage at event.
  • Tournament entry for six (6) participants.

Media Sponsor – $2,000 (FMV $175) SOLD OUT
Exclusive, One Sponsorship Available

Lonestar Integra Insurance Services

Promotes event through print and social media.

  • Recognition at event, in print and on social media outlets.
  • Company Logo on event t-shirt and signage at event.
  • Tournament entry for five (5) participants.

Dinner Sponsor – $2,000 (FMV $140) SOLD OUT
Exclusive, One Sponsorship Available

Will cover the cost of the BBQ dinner served at the event to all entrants.  Menu to include brisket, ribs and chicken, potatoes, beans sides and a dessert.

  • Company Logo on event t-shirt and signage at event.
  • Tournament entry for four (4) participants.

Cougar Sponsor – $1,500 (FMV $140)

  • Company Logo on every t-shirt and signage at event.
  • Opportunity to hang two (2) banners on-site at the event.
  • Tournament entry for two (2) banners on-site at the event

T-Shirt Sponsor – $1,200 (FMV $70)
Exclusive, One Sponsorship Available

  • Company Logo on t-shirt sleeve and signage at the event.
  • Opportunity to hang banner on-site at the event.
  • Tournament entry for two (2) participants

Goodie Bag Sponsor – $1,200 (FMV $70)
Exclusive, One Sponsorship Available

  • Company Logo on goodie bag and signage at event
  • Opportunity to hang banner on-site at the event.
  • Tournament entry for two (2) participants.

Red Sponsor – $1,000 (FMV $140)

  • Opportunity to hang one (1) banner on-site at the event.
  • Company Logo on event t-shirt and signage at event
  • Tournament entry for four (4) participants

White Sponsor – $500 (FMV $70)

  • Company name on event t-shirt and signage at event.
  • Opportunity to hang banner on-site at the event.
  • Tournament entry for two (2) participants

Venue Sponsor – $1,000 (FMV $70)
Exclusive, One Sponsorship Available

This sponsorship covers the cost of the event site.

  • Opportunity to hang one (1) banner on-site at the event.
  • Company Logo on event t-shirt and signage at event.
  • Tournament entry for two (2) participants.

Registration

  • Single Registration Adult (Ages 13+): $75 (FMV $35)
  • Single Registration Child (Ages 12 and Under): $25 (FMV $35)
  • Meal only: $25 (FMV $25)

 

Registration to include:

  • 1 tournament t-shirt
  • 1 Meal includes: brisket, ribs and chicken, potatoes, beans sides and a dessert.
  • Weigh-in/Awards Ceremony

 

 

HAOSOCAARN/AOAGM

When
Aug 21, 2021
6:00 AM
Where
Harborwalk Marina
1445 Harborwalk Blvd.
Hitchcock, TX 77563
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Kim Maraldo
info@cougarsaltwateropen.com
Secondary Contact
Miguel Cabrera mcabrera3@uh.edu