Ike Foundation to host fundraising Telethon

PITTSGROVE, N.J. — The Ike Foundation is proud to announce its first ever Telethon. Mike Iaconelli and crew will be hosting an old school, ‘Jerry Lewis’ style Telethon to support The Ike Foundation, on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. EST.

The Ike Foundation hosts several fundraising events each year to support their efforts to get more kids fishing and to provide college scholarships to qualified high school seniors. Covid-19 restrictions forced the restructuring of those events for all of 2020 as well as the cancellation of the 2021 Scholarship Dinner. That event alone hosts more than 300 supporters and raises over $25,000 for college scholarships. The loss of this event has severely impacted the Scholarship fund but The Ike Foundation® has not been deterred from its mission. By pivoting to an online event, Supporters can join the Telethon remotely via Facebook and Instagram Live for four awesome hours of laughs, live music, talks with bass fishing legends, pro athletes, and surprise guests. Donations can be made at The Ike Foundation website.

In addition, The Ike Foundation has partnered with 32Auctions, an online fundraising platform focused on helping groups raise money to support their philanthropic cause. The auction is live NOW, winners will be announced during The Ike Foundation Telethon. You can go to https://www.32auctions.com/TheIkeFoundation2021  to buy a chance to win amazing auction baskets loaded with swag, fishing gear and more donated by companies like AFTCO, Abu Garcia, Berkley, The Bass University, Molix, Spike-It, Heshi Socks, Panther Vision, TH Marine, Tackle Warehouse, Flambeau, Traeger Grills and more.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Follow The Ike Foundation on Facebook and Instagram @TheIkeFoundation and on Twitter @FoundationIke. The Ike Foundation is a nonprofit 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.

THE IKE FOUNDATION

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. Learn more about The Ike Foundation at https://theikefoundation.org.