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Mike Iaconelli and the Ike Foundation announce youth fishing tournament trail

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.

Upcoming 2022 Ike Foundation® Events:
• 7th Annual Ike’s Pro Am Boat Tournament- Sunday, June 5th
o Anchor Marina in North East, MD
o Entry fee is $300 per boat.
o Prizes will be awarded to the top five winners with a five fish bag.
o Top prize will be a BassCat Bobcat with Yamaha Outboard
o More information and registration can be found at: https://theikefoundation.org/upcoming-events/ikes-2022-celebrity-pro-am-bass-tournament/

• 6th Annual Ike’s Kayak Bass Tournament-tentative date, Sunday, October 2nd
o Lake Nockamixon in PA
o Entry fee is $125 per kayak.
o Prizes will be awarded to the top five place winners.
o More information and registration will be available soon! Check the website here: https://theikefoundation.org/upcoming-events/ikes-kayak-bass-tournament/

• Summer and Fall (dates TBD)-Ike’s Hook’Em Early Kids Fishing Events
o This is a fun filled kids fishing tournament held at a local lake.
o Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
o Registration will be required.

• RESCHEDULED! 5th Annual Scholarship Dinner-Friday, January 27th, 2023
o Adult only event
o Basket Auction, 50/50
o All proceeds go to the Ike Foundation® Scholarship Fund
o More details will be posted to https://theikefoundation.org/ in the coming months.

Please Follow The Ike Foundation® on Facebook and Instagram @TheIkeFoundation and on Twitter @FoundationIke for updates and information regarding all Ike Foundation® events. Please email theikefoundation@gmail.com with any questions.