From Turkey Calling to Deep Sea Fishing, Mobile is Welcoming Summer
12 Jun, 2019
The Mobile Sports Authority has a few great activities on tap for this summer
The first World Turkey Calling Championship was held in Mobile's Battle House Hotel in 1940. Current Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson's grandfather, Mr. Fred T. Stimpson, took home top honors from the inaugural event.
After a long hiatus, the championship is coming home to lower Alabama! Judges will give male and female competitors a turkey calling situation and theparticipants will then replicate those particular wild turkey sounds using air and friction calls. The contest will feature various age groups (10 and under to Senior and Open) competing for the world title in their respective division.
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Dauphin Island, AL
July 19 - 21, 2019
Celebrating 86 years, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is a project of the Mobile Jaycees. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,500 anglers and 75,000 spectators from multiple states. The event is a 3-day Captain's Choice tournament and a Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) sanctioned event. The total awards package is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes. And, if fishing is not your thing, there is plenty to do on the island in addition to enjoying live music and great food during the tournament!
Dauphin Street Vault
251 Dauphin Street
?Downtown Mobile, AL
July 20, 2019
It's the best block party of the year! For nine years, athletes of all ages and skill levels, including Olympians and professionals, have competed in this annual invitational. The Dauphin Street Vault aims to raise awareness for the sport of pole vault and create an opportunity for spectators to see the event up close. Whether competing or watching, it's always a great atmosphere!
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Alabama Gridiron Classic Youth Football Tournament
Herndon (Sage) Park, Mobile, AL
July 26 - 28, 2019
The Gridiron Classic Series is one of the top national youth pre-season tournament series in the US, and Alabama is the first stop in the Gridiron Classic National Series. In partnership with the Pro and College Football Halls of Fame, more than 40 teams from across the country are anticipated to compete for national rankings and bragging rights.