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Updated: 05/28/2018 05:52:48PM

Kids helping kids

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WaterLine file photo by Capt. Josh Olive

WaterLine file photo by Capt. Josh Olive

WaterLine file photo by Capt. Josh Olive

WaterLine file photo by Capt. Josh Olive

By CAPT. JOSH OLIVE

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Tarpon fishing might not be your cup of tea. That’s understandable — not everyone wants to take on big game fishing. But here’s something we can all support: Kids helping kids. And that’s what the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic is really about.

The tournament will be held for its eighth year next weekend, and organizers are looking forward to a banner event. Capt. Sandy Melvin, a fishing guide and owner of Gasparilla Island Outfitters on Boca Grande, started the tournament in 2011 and still runs it.

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