Let’s Make Waves by Raising Funds for Tinnitus Awareness and Research

Fishing Tournament Casts a Net for Change and Remembering Loved Ones

The American Tinnitus Association is honored to partner with professional angler Mike Delvisco, in collaboration with Texas Roadhouse, for a very special fundraising event – the Douglas Lake Celebrity Pro–AM Fishing Tournament (Sept. 11, 2023) and the Open Fishing Tournament (Sept. 16, 2023). The event pays tribute to Kent Taylor, founder of Texas Roadhouse, and benefits the ATA to advance tinnitus awareness and research. “I’m honoring the life of my dear friend, Kent Taylor, who – even as he struggled with tinnitus – found ways to give back to others,” Mike said.


The multiday event kicks off on Sept. 11 at Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tenn., with the Celebrity Pro–AM Fishing Tournament, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A host of celebrities, including Mountain Man from Duck Dynasty and country music stars Restless Road and Smith & Wesley, have signed on to participate and will be available to talk before and after the day’s event.

Boats and contenders at Douglas Lake Pro-Am Fishing Tournament

On Sept. 13, a block party will be held at Texas Roadhouse in East Knoxville, Tenn., from 5 to 9 p.m. Everyone is invited to grab something to eat and meet vendors associated with the events.

On Sept. 16, members of the public are invited to join the Douglas Lake Open Tournament, which begins at daylight with weigh-in of fish starting at 3 p.m. The eight-hour event will feature two-person teams that pay an entry fee and compete for cash and prizes.

Douglas Lake Pro-AM Fishing Tournament Logo

Hooked on Making a Difference?

If you don’t fish or live near Douglas Lake, Tenn., we invite you to donate or join as a sponsor. Each of us lives with tinnitus differently but we stand united in our desire for silence so please partner with us for cures.

*If you or a loved one need support/information on managing tinnitus, the ATA is here for you. Email us at tinnitus@ata.org, or call 800-634-8978, ext. 3 or 6. Starting a conversation about tinnitus is the beginning of meaningful change!