The Ike Foundation was established in July 2014 by professional bass fishing tournament angler Michael Iaconelli with the main goal of getting more kids involved with the sport of fishing. The Ike Foundation will assist civic organizations, existing youth fishing organizations, and other charitable organizations in sponsoring events and functions which promote fishing to both inner city and rural youth. These events and functions will teach young people the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors and the responsibility each person has in order to maintain our planets natural resources. The Ike Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)3, non-profit foundation. Gifts to the Ike Foundation are fully tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.


Mission Statement

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

Board of Trustees

Michael J. Iaconelli
Rebecca Iaconelli
Carol Muracco

Charity Events

The Ike Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Fishing Tournament - August 6th, 2016 on the Camden NJ waterfront, home to Battleship NJ. Charity fishing tournament, dinner and auction.

The Ike Foundation Pledge

Do your part to help grow the sport of fishing and get a kid hooked on the sport of fishing and appreciating the outdoors.

2017 Ike Foundation Schedule of Events

January 28th

2017 Ike Foundation Scholarship Benefit

We had a wonderful benefit dinner with 100% of proceeds from this event going to the 2017 Scholarship Fund for very deserving high school students. Special thanks to the guest and the following sponsors for making this event a smashing success:

Are you a high school senior enrolled in a full-time 2-year or 4-year college or university in the US? Apply for the 2017 Ike Foundation Scholarship

January 29th

BRRC Flea Market

Highland Regional High School
450 Erial Rd.
Blackwood, NJ 08012

March 4th

SJBCA Fishermen's Flea Market

Join the Ike Foundation and a host of other vendors and organizations at the Millville Elks Lodge from 8AM to 1PM for raffles, kids' casthing area, door prizes, food and fun!

Millville Elks Lodge
1815 E.Broad Street
Millville, NJ 08332

May 7th

Ike’s Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Tournament

Check back for more details

Cooper River Park
Cherry Hill, NJ

June 10th

Ray Curry Catfish for Kids Tournament

Presented by Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs Gloucester Township, NJ

July 8th

2nd Annual Ike Celebrity Pro Am Tournament & Benefit Dinner

Anglers can choose to fish with a pro ($1500 for up to 2 anglers), or from their own boat ($750 for up to 3 anglers). There will also be a kayak division ($250 entry), presented by Hobie.

Delaware River
Camden Waterfront
Camden, NJ

There will also be a pre-tournament benefit dinner on July 7th, with further details to be announced.