An Annual Charity Convention Hosted by the Hilton Los Cabos
Named after the children it helps — the real stars of the tournament — and the striped marlin in the Sea of Cortez, Stars & Stripes began in 1997 as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Dick Gebhard wanted to create a fundraiser unlike any other and combine fishing, golfing and music. Since then, the tournament has grown to include seven children's charities based in Southern California and Mexico.
The Stars & Stripes beneficiaries receive much-needed financial assistance which they can use to expand their programs. Team registration fees pay for all costs of the event. When you make a donation to Stars & Stripes, proceeds are used to match dollars raised by the beneficiary charities, allowing the money they raise to increase and create more impact.
The Stars & Stripes Tournament is now an established golf tournament, fishing tournament and music festival.This world-class charity fundraiser, held yearly in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, combines spectacular deep sea fishing and golfing on Mexico's finest courses with beautiful accommodations and top-notch musical entertainment. The hugely popular event has raised and donated more than $26 million to worthy youth charities over the course of its 21-year history. More than just a fundraiser, Stars & Stripes creates lasting memories for the organizations it assists, as well as those participating in the event each year.
An unforgettable tournament getaway
Our event is hosted at the beautiful HILTON LOS CABOS Beach Resort – one of the premier Cabo San Lucas hotels. Perfectly positioned along the Sea of Cortez, the resort offers direct access to one of the area's only swimmable beaches, as well as beautifully maintained accommodations and exemplary amenities. Each guest room and suite features vibrant detailing, incredible views, private terraces and more. Resort amenities include our signature infinity pools, swim-up bars, five indulgent on-site restaurants, whirlpools, tennis courts, Eforea Spa, boutique and much more.
Launching at sunrise from the gorgeous Chileno Bay, enjoy world-class fishing where the calm and warm waters of the Sea of Cortez mix with the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean. Be prepared to catch plenty of sport-fish species, including: Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Striped Marlin (catch and release).
Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area is considered by many to be one of North America's most popular golf destinations. This year Stars & Stripes is offering participants the unique opportunity to be one of the first to play the BRAND NEW 9-hole course at Puerto Los Cabos. You’ll play some of Mexico’s finest courses as you take in the natural beauty of the Baja desert and enjoy stunning views of the Sea of Cortez.
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Whether you seek a few moments to relax, or a full day of indulgence, let Eforea Spa immerse you in a world of well-being. Experience restorative treatments and therapies stretching from across the globe, and select from a deluxe array of time-honored, transcendent, and altogether tempting wellness traditions to meet your every need.
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“Play at la Playa” and Relax at Villa Cielito, a private beach-front estate where guests are invited to soak in the sun and fun of Stars & Stripes. This activity is offered on Saturday only and includes lunch, beverages and an incredible time. Beach party anyone?
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The days will be hot but the nights will be even hotter! Every evening we will have a full line-up of DJs and musicians to perform and entertain you. And your weekend host will be Shawn Parr, referred to as the "Ambassador of Country Music" and the "Voice of the Golden Globes".
We always say, "Stars & Stripes is about fishing... it's about golf... it's about music... but mostly, it's about the kids!" And it is. Stars & Stripes is also a world-class fundraiser, raising and donating more than $26 million to youth charities in our 21 year history. A large portion of those funds is generated by our spectacular live and silent auctions. We offer some of the most amazing opportunities you'll find anywhere – travel packages, rare sports and entertainment memorabilia, and other unique experiences.
We're very proud to support and partner with some of the most deserving and worthwhile nonprofit organizations, all of which are dedicated to improving the lives of young people and their families. As a Stars & Stripes beneficiary, charities not only receive much-needed financial assistance – which they can use to expand their programs – but they are also able to increase public awareness about their cause and mission through the S&S network. Learn more about this year's beneficiaries below.