Together, We Can Catch A Cure For Dravet!

Marlins for Mason Tournament

We are proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Marlins for Mason Tournament will be held August 2nd and 3rd at the Ocean City Marlin Club and Atlantic Tackle in Ocean City, Maryland.  Marlins for Mason is a 501(c)(3) non-profit marlin release tournament benefiting the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

Mighty Mason Prather is a beloved 5-year-old member of the Ocean City fishing community who lives with Dravet Syndrome, a rare, catastrophic, and lifelong form of epilepsy that significantly affects all aspects of life. Mason suffers from frequent severe and prolonged seizures, developmental delays, and has feeding and mobility issues.

During his brief life, he has had hundreds of seizures, innumerable ER visits, and frequent hospitalizations. The treatments are both limited and ineffective, and nearly a quarter of children with Dravet Syndrome die before adulthood. Currently, there is no cure for this life-shattering condition.

Because Dravet Syndrome is rare, very little money is spent on research. The Dravet Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatment options and someday, a cure. We launched Marlins for Mason to help find a cure and raise awareness in honor of Mason and the others who suffer from this calamitous condition.

In 2023 Marlins for Mason donated $312,457.94 to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. This was the largest donation they have ever received. As a result of our donation, Marlins for Mason was able to independently fund a research project through the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, “Therapeutic benefit of MGE progenitor cell transplantation in a rabbit model of Dravet syndrome” In just one year Marlins for Mason is already making a big impact on the Dravet Syndrome world and with your help we will continue to work towards better treatment and hopefully someday a cure.

Tournament Dates: Aug. 2nd + 3rd

Entry Fee Donation

The entry fee (donation) of $500 to Marlins for Mason will make boats eligible for trophies and prizes. Additional prize money will be offered through calcuttas. Learn More