Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic (MGCBC) June 5 – June 11

The FFMD Team will be at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic (MGCBC) June 5 – June 11.  Universally known as the leading billfish tournament in the Gulf, the annual event is known for its record-breaking weigh-ins – including the Gulf of Mexico Blue Marlin Record (1054.6).

Paul and the FFMD team hope to make a big splash at the tournament in order to bring home their own portion of the towering cash payouts.  As the team inches closer to the halfway point of the season, they continue to strive for big catches in order to reach their annual $1 million donation goal to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Helping the cause, the MGCBC has stepped up in a big way – putting together a live auction at the tournament this June.  Attendees can bid on a safari hunting trip valued at more than $16K.  Proceeds will benefit The Billfish Foundation as well as FFMD.

Living by the MDA motto “Live Unlimited,” Paul and his team continue to compete, while educating the public on the impact of living with muscle disease.  The passion behind their venture stems from Paul’s determination to live life to the fullest, defying any limitations he may face.  Though he was diagnosed with MD more than 15 years ago, Paul’s “Live Unlimited” moment came when he decided to start the FFMD team – the team raised more than $400K in 2016 toward the research, education, and treatment of muscle diseases.  FFMD is working to eradicate muscle disease and help those living with it to live longer and grow stronger through contributions – including tournament winnings, co-chairing the MDA muscle team, sponsorship contributions, and various charitable events. Check out Paul’s story and the MDA’s Live Unlimited campaign here.

Want to get involved?

Follow the FFMD team on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or join the fight by entering the FFMD Everglades Boat Raffle (www.ffmdraffle.org)!  FFMD and Everglades Boats have partnered together to raffle off a brand new Everglades 243CC to provide much-needed donations to the MDA.  Proceeds of raffle-ticket purchases will be donated directly to the MDA to continue fighting for a cure for Muscular Dystrophy and related muscular diseases.


Join Fishing for MD in our fight to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy! We compete in offshore fishing tournaments to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and we work with like-minded corporate sponsors to help us reach our goals. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on upcoming events, team member updates, and corporate sponsors. And follow us on Twitter and Google+ too to help us spread awareness about muscle disease. Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? Please contact us to learn more about how you can reach the sport fishing community while supporting a great cause.