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2024 KAtch for MDA

Join us on April 20, 2024


2024 KAtch for MDA!

Fishing Tournament & Crawfish Boil
APRIL 20, 2024!

KAtch Sign Up Form - sign up here!

The gentlemen of the Kappa Alpha Order are excited to be hosting KAtch again this year! KAtch is an exciting fishing tournament and crawfish boil that will take place on April 20. All the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year, the event raised $6,000 for MDA, and we hope to reach $10,000 this year! The tournament will start at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings state park. It is a boat ramp on Orange Lake adjacent to cross creek and Lochloosa Lake. Following the activities on the lake, we will be holding a crawfish boil at the Kappa Alpha Mansion, along with an awards ceremony and raffle. If you have access to a boat or kayaks, we are asking our participants to bring it to the event to fish from. However, if one does not have access to a boat or kayaks there will be an awards bracket for onshore anglers. We also welcome all those not fishing to come and enjoy the boil! The breakdown of pricing and further event detail is listed in a section below.

Timeline and Locations 

WHERE: Orange Lake

  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park (Boat Ramp)

    • 18700 S County Road 325 Hawthorne, Fl 32640

  • Kappa Alpha Mansion (Crawfish Boil and Awards)

    • 763 Fraternity Dr., Gainesville, FL 32603

WHEN: April 20, 2024

  • 8:00 am “Shotgun Start” – Begin fishing

  • 2:00 pm Lines up, load boats, and head to crawfish boil/ awards ceremony

  • 3:00 pm Crawfish boil begins

  • 4:30 pm Winners awarded and raffle begins, boil continues


Attendance Cost

  • $35 (Includes entry into the fishing tournament with eligibility to win awards, entry into raffle, food/ beverage at boil, and event shirt (Event Shirt is displayed below) 

  • $30 (Includes food/ beverage at boil and event shirt) 

  • $15 (Food/ beverage only) 


  •  All payments should be made through Venmo to philanthropy chair, Franco Capitano @FrancoCapitano (In the payment description please include the word “KAtch”, and shirt size if purchasing a shirt)


Supporting A Great Cause

  • All donations are greatly appreciated and will be given in full to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Donations should be made through our link below or via check to the Kappa Alpha Order (Mailing address: 763 Fraternity Dr., Gainesville, FL 32603 or provide at the event)

  • Please contact event chair Franco via email ( to notify him of the donation. Please include the form of payment and provide a company logo in the email.

  • Generous donations over the amount of $250, pledged before March 31, will receive a sponsorship spot on the event shirt, as well as placement on the event banner.


Prizes Awarded For:

  • Heaviest Speck

  • Heaviest 5 Speck bag

  • Fattest Bass

  • Heaviest 5 Bass Bag

  • Zane Turner Award

  • Onshore Prizes Awarded For: 

    • Heaviest fish of Any Kind 

    • Most Fish Caught


  1. Event is for brothers and approved guest only

  2. All individuals must pay by April 20

  3. When submitting a fish, submit a video to the FB page of the inside of the fish’s mouth, its weight, and say the word of the day to keep the tournament honest

  4. Live or dead bait usable

  5. Do not abuse fish/wildlife 

  6. Each participant should have a valid FL fishing license 

  7. All boats should meet FL boating rules and regulations 

  8. Fishing ends at 2 pm. No lines in the water after this time

  9. Please be courteous of other boats and private property

  10. You may and are encouraged to fish from shore if you do not have access to a boat

  11. Tournament will happen rain or shine

  12. Carpool or uber to the events responsibly

  13. In the event of a tie, the first fish submitted breaks the tie

Important Note 

All participating in the tournament will be responsible for following local and federal laws. We encourage you to have the proper licenses, registration, and safety equipment when fishing on the lake. Please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife website for more information ( ) 

KAtch Sign Up Form - sign up here!

Thank you and we hope to see you at KAtch this year!