Ford Henderson, a true "Lowcountry boy" grew up in Charleston, SC. Almost all of his free time was spent with his beloved lab, Quincy, or on the water doing what he did best - fishing! Ford had a passion for life and all things outdoors. He attended Clemson University where he was studying Agriculture Mechanization.
The goal of Fishing For Ford is to celebrate Ford's life through a fishing tournament while raising money for a scholarship at Clemson University for an Agriculture student. We are excited for the opportunity to reward a student for their hard work! We have officially hit our goal for schoalrship endowment - $100,000!! But in order to maximize the amount of money a student will receive, we are going to continue to raise money for the cause.
The 2022 Tournament will be held on August 6, 2022! Please see the "Events" tab for more information! We can't wait to see the fish!
Whether or not you choose to fish, we would like to encourage you to consider becoming a tournament sponsor. Donations can be made in the form of prizes for category winners and raffles or a monetary donation. The "Donate" button below is a great way to make a monetary donation but other options may be discussed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Monetary donations made straight to Fishing For Ford are not tax deductible but will go to up-front costs for the tournament. These costs include but aren't limited to Captains Meeting costs, Weigh-In location rental, fish scale rental, and prizes. All proceeds from the tournament will of course be donated to Clemson. Please use the donate button below if you would like to make a donation straight to the tournament fund.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation directly to Clemson to support the scholarship, please click go to https://iamatiger.clemson.edu/giving and search for Kevin Thedford "Ford" Henderson Memorial Endowment.
A big thank you to all of our wonderful 2021 sponsors!