The Rick Rogers Memorial Award was created by the Texas City La Marque Jaycees in 2005 to honor all-around good fisherman under the age of 18.
Rick Rogers was the oldest son of Dana Rogers and he grew up fishing with his family in the Tackle Time Tournament. The Rogers family always planned their summers around Tackle Time because the tournament was a deep-rooted family tradition.
Rick graduated from Texas A&M University with a Wildlife Fisheries degree and a strong desire to pursue a career in and around wildlife. He was working at the Aransas Wildlife Refuge on a project to protect the Whooping Crane when he drowned while on the job. That was Feb. 3, 2005.
The next summer, the Jaycees decided to honor and remember Rick with the “Rick Rogers Memorial Award”. This award is given to an all-around good fisherman under the age of 18.The winner of this award receives a beautiful plaque and a $500 prize.
Rick would be so proud to be part of a new tradition that encourages kids to build memories with their families in the outdoors as he did. We are also very proud to present this award to a kid who loves fishing as much as Rick did.