Our Charities

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away from home” for families who must travel hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles outside their own community to seek medical treatment for a child. Each house offers families a refuge from the hospital – a special place providing warm, friendly, low cost housing alternatives to parents and siblings of seriously ill children. The Ronald McDonald Houses in South Florida is located on the grounds of Jackson Memorial Center in Miami. Houses are designed to encourage interaction among their guests and help them cope during an extremely difficult time.



The Billfish Foundation 

The mission of the Billfish Foundation is to promote conservation of Billfish worldwide through research, education and advocacy. Their goal is to create marine conservation strategies that benefit oceanic resources while also empowering the recreational fishing community. We feel that The Billfish Foundation is one of the most important marine charities in existence and their headquarters is located right here in Fort Lauderdale.

The funds raised every year from the Ladies Fish-Off, help cover operation expenses to keep the doors of the Ronald McDonald Houses in South Florida open for current and future families. We could not do it without all of you, our community partners, staff members, volunteers, the medical community and our partners. The Ronald McDonald House is a place where you can find hope, comfort, courage and family.

Ronald McDonald House

TBF would not be able to fund programs like our Mobile App and Catch and Release Database without donations from partners like The Ladies Annual Fish-Off. We can’t thank them enough for their many years of generous support !

The information we get from these tournaments is extremely valuable and has already greatly improved what is currently known about the South Florida coastal pelagic ecosystem. Thank you!

David Kerstetter, Ph.D.