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.
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 Ike Foundation Board of Trustees
The Ike Foundation Calendar of Events
Monday April 1st, 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.
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.
Saturday August 10th, 2019 @ 6:00AM ET
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.
Saturday August 10th, 2019 @ 10:00AM ET
The 2nd annual High School Fishing Skills Challenge will take place on August 10, 2019. More details to come, please check back for more information.
Recent Ike Foundation Press
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.
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.