The Gordon "Bubba" Dove, Jr. Foundation is a non-profit organization created in memory of Gordon "Bubba" Dove, Jr. by his friends and family. Through fundraising events, the foundation hopes to further causes which Bubba held with great importance, including the restoration of the Gulf Coast and the promotion of education to those less fortunate. The foundation sponsors an annual rodeo in hopes to preserve our fondest memories of Bubba, an avid fisherman, while working toward raising money to make charitable donations to organizations and students in furtherance of those causes.
The Foundation's Past Charitable Donations
With the help of our sponsors and those who participate in the rodeo, the Foundation has been able to give more than $109,000 in scholarships to students in need through the following: (1) Fletcher Technical Community College- An annual scholarship is given to a student in need enrolled in an oil service or business related field of study. (2) South Central Industrial Association (SCIA)--Two to Four annual scholarships are awarded through SCIA to LA high school student from the tri-parish area. (3) Ellender, H.L. Bourgeois, Terrebonne, South Terrebonne and Vandebilt High Schools--Annual Scholarships, primarily based on need, are given to one student chosen from each of Houma's five high schools.
Further, the Foundation has made charitable donations to the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project, which is a Hurricane protection system for Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Restore or Retreat,which is a non-profit organization that seeks to identify and expedite the implementation of aggressive, large-scale restoration projects to protect the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins, Houma's Adaptive Park efforts, Hope Extreme, the Regional Military Museum, Houma Police Department, and NSU's Maritime Management Program.
|Inshore Categories:||Prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd)|
|3 Trout Stringer||$250|
|3 Red Stringer <27"||$250|
|Offshore Categories:||Prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd)|
|Snapper:||$500, $200, $100|
|Cobia||$500, $200, $100|
|Grouper||$500, $200, $100|
|Wahoo||$500, $200, $100|
|Dolphin||$500, $200, $100|
|Tuna||$500, $200, $100|
|Children's Categories:||Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals|
Redfish <27" (Ages 7 and under)
|Redfish <27" (Ages 8-12)|
|Speckled Trout (Ages 7 and under)||Speckled Trout (Ages 8-12)|
|Biggest "Other" Fish (Ages 7 and under)||Biggest "Other" Fish (Ages 8-12)|