Delek Fishing for Hope Tournament 

April 5-6, 2018


Benefiting St. Paul Children’s Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Participants will enjoy a great day on pristine Lake Palestine while support two worthy causes in Tyler Texas. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for heaviest stringer and largest fish. And you won’t want to miss Tommy Pilgrim’s CASINO NIGHT the evening before the tournament.

Donations and entry fees will be paid to the Delek Fund for Hope, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, where all fees processed will receive proper tax documentation, less any tangible benefits, for your tax filings.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Villages Marina on Lake Palestine

6:00 a.m.             First Cast
12:00 noon          Lunch is available
1:00 p.m.             Early weigh-in begins
3:00 p.m.             Must be in line at weigh-in


Don’t miss CASINO NIGHT at Tommy Pilgrim’s barn the night before you fish!

Thursday, April 5
6:00 p.m.

The Barn at Tommy Pilgrim’s
13072 C.R. 3300
Brownsboro, TX 75756

2018 Sponsorship Packages (click here to download the registration form)


Super Sponsor:                    $5,000 ($4,091 tax-deductible)

  • Includes 2 fishing teams consisting of 2 anglers each
  • 1 Golf Team in Tyler (or apply $2,500 toward a higher sponsorship)
  • Invitation for 4 plus one guest each at the Celebration & Auction in Tyler (May)
  • Signage and Sponsor Recognition at fishing event and brand recognition on the DFH website.

Trophy Sponsor:                 $2,500 ($2,435 tax-deductible)

  • Includes 2 teams consisting of 2 anglers each
  • Signage and Sponsor Recognition at the event and brand recognition on the Delek Fund for Hope website.

Lunker Sponsors:               $1,000 ($967.50 tax-deductible)      

  • Includes 1 team consisting of 2 anglers
  • Signage with brand recognition at the event

Team Entry Fee:                 $500 ($467.50 tax-deductible)
(2 anglers)

Single entry Fee:                 $250 ($225 tax-deductible)

Friend of the Fish:             $250 Donation (Fully tax-deductible)


  • 1st Place and 2nd Place awarded to heaviest (3) bass stringer and the heaviest (7) crappie stringer.
  • The heaviest bass and the heaviest crappie weighed in will receive individual awards.
  • Tournament Teams can only weigh-in a fish stringer for either the bass or the crappie. No team can weigh-in for both.

Tournament Rules & Regulations

  • All Texas Parks & Wildlife regulations shall apply. Life jackets must be worn with Kill Switch attached, when the boat engine is running.  All boats must be equipped with a working live well.
  • Must follow all “Villages Marina” rules & regulations.
  • Trailering will be allowed. You may launch your boat from any ramp on the lake. Ramp fees will be paid by Delek at the “Villages Marina” ONLY.
  • Official start time is 6:00am, with your first rod cast at this time / Early weigh-in starts at 1:00pm and must be in line to weigh-in before 3:00pm.
  • Only one rod may be used at a time per contestant.
  • Only artificial baits can be used for bass.
  • Artificial or live baits can be used for crappie.
  • No fishing is allowed within 50 feet of another tournament boat, anchored or tied, unless both parties are in agreement.
  • All decisions of tournament directors are final.




2017 Participants enjoyed a great day on pristine Lake Palestine while supporting two worthy causes in Tyler.

 Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors who made this event a great success!

Cate’s Machine
Set Point
Able Industrial
Pat Tank
Jots Rentals
United Rentals


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors for last year’s event in 2016:

IPM                                    Jonathan Hill                   Vinson Process                  Altair Strickland                   I&I
Able                                   Hydrokinetics                   Qualspec                            EPIC Industrial     
Pat Tank                            Reynolds                          Gregg Industries               Baker Tank

May 9-10, 2018

June 13-14, 2018

August 21-23, 2018