March 24, 2022-Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation® are proud to announce The Ike Foundation® Youth Fishing Tournament Trail. This endeavor has been on the minds of Mike and Becky Iaconelli for many years and is set to launch this spring. The Ike Foundation® currently hosts kids bank fishing events, most recently in Northeast, Maryland and previously in Camden, New Jersey. The mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get kids fishing and, in the outdoors, especially those who have not had the opportunity to do so. The Youth Fishing Tournament Trail is an extension of that mission with the introduction of fishing from a boat. Youth, ages 8-*18 (18 and a high school student) of all skill levels, are invited to sign up and compete in one or all three regional events. Anglers can fish from their own boat or can be paired with fully vetted volunteer anglers from local bass clubs. Prizes will be awarded to the top three youth anglers at each event.
Youth Fishing Tournament Trail Dates:
- May 21, 2022-Lenape Lake, Hamilton Township, NJ
- July 12, 2022-Lums Pond, Bear, DE
- September 17, 2022-Union Lake, Millville, NJ
It is the hope of The Ike Foundation® that as participation grows, the tournaments will expand past the New Jersey/Delaware region. Youth anglers and boat captains can learn more about The Ike Foundation® Youth Fishing Tournament Trail and register here https://theikefoundation.org/youth-tournament-trail/
Upcoming 2022 Ike Foundation® Events:
- 7th Annual Ike’s Pro Am Boat Tournament- Sunday, June 5th
- 6th Annual Ike’s Kayak Bass Tournament-tentative date, Sunday, October 2nd
- Summer and Fall (dates TBD)-Ike’s Hook’Em Early Kids Fishing Events
- This is a fun-filled kids fishing tournament held at a local lake
- Prizes will be awarded to the winners
- Registration will be required
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- RESCHEDULED! 5th Annual Scholarship Dinner-Friday, January 27th, 2023
- Adult only event
- Basket Auction, 50/50
- All proceeds go to the Ike Foundation® Scholarship Fund
- More details will be posted to https://theikefoundation.org/ in the coming months
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The Ike Foundation® appreciates the generous donations from individuals and sponsors, including Toyota, Abu Garcia, Bass Cat Boats, AFTCO, Hobie, Yamaha, Tackle Warehouse, Power-Pole, Flambeau, Rapala, Missile, Spike It, and many, many more. A full list of sponsors is found at https://theikefoundation.org/sponsors/ Founded in 2014 by professional bass angler Michael Iaconelli and his wife, Becky. The Mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available. We support youth fishing clubs, civic groups and charitable organizations that promote the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors and the responsibility each person has to maintain our planet’s natural resources. The Ike Foundation® is approved by the IRS as a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The Ike Foundation® is a non-profit organization and all proceeds from events go to The Ike Foundation’s mission. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be made on the website via credit card.