The Ike Foundation Mission

Our mission is to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available.
- Mike Iaconelli


Our motto is "Together we can Hook 'em Early". Founded in 2014 by professional bass angler Michael Iaconelli and his wife Becky, The Ike Foundation is approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. 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 planets natural resources.



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The Amazon Smile program is a simple and automatic way to support The Ike Foundation each time you shop at Amazon. Click the button to the right to select The Ike Foundation as your charity of choice. Each time you shop at Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and a portion of the proceeds from qualifying purchases will go to The Ike Foundation.


The Ike Foundation Board of Trustees


Michael Iaconelli

Rebecca Iaconelli

Carol Muracco

The Ike Foundation Calendar of Events

2019 Ike Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
Friday April 5th, 2019 @ 11:59PM ET

Are you a graduating high school senior who is interested in the outdoors, giving back to the community and plans to pursue a 2 or 4 year college degree? If so, be sure to submit your application for 1 of 5 $3500 college scholarships The Ike Foundation plans to award in 2019.

2019 Ike's Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Event
Saturday April 27th, 2019 @ 7:00AM ET

The 3rd annual Ike's Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Event will be held April 27th, 2019. More details to come, please check back for more information.

2019 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament
Saturday August 10th, 2019 @ 6:00AM ET

The 4th Annual Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament is scheduled for August 10th, 2019. Early tournament registration discounts are available until February 15th. More details for this event will be coming soon.

2019 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Kayak Tournament
Saturday August 10th, 2019 @ 6:00AM ET
New Jersey

The bass boat and kayak divisions will both compete on August 10, 2019. The kayak division is a Hobie World qualifying event and is for an individual angler per kayak. Eligible fishing locations are all public waterways in Camden and Gloucester Counties, NJ.

2019 High School Fishing Skills Challenge at Ike's Free Family Fun Fest
Saturday August 10th, 2019 @ 11:00AM ET
Wiggins Park Marina, Riverside Drive, Camden NJ

Teams of 2 high school students are invited to this FREE event to compete in our own "Fishing Olympic." The skills challenge will be held at Wiggins Park Camden Waterfront during Ike's Free Family Fun Fest. Ike's Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament will also be held at the same time.




Recent Ike Foundation Press

Published Tuesday November 20th, 2018

For Giving Tuesday on November, 27th, 2018, Facebook is partnering with PayPal, to match a total of up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook to eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

Published Wednesday August 29th, 2018


Mike "Ike" Iaconelli recently sat down with Major League Fishing reporter Aly Akers to talk about he and Becky's passion for getting kids involved in fishing. The Foundation offers kids fishing events, the AmBASSadors program, fund-raising tournaments (and other events), college scholarships for graduating seniors, and more! Watch the video above to learn more.

Published Friday June 8th, 2018

Pittsgrove, NJ, June 07, 2018. The Ike Foundation®, founded by Mike and Becky Iaconelli, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce kids to the sport of fishing and the outdoors, is proud to announce that Sawyer Products, Inc. of Safety Harbor, FL has joined its list of exclusive sponsors.



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