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

May 7th

Ike’s Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Tournament

Haddon Lake Park, NJ
12PM (noon) to 3PM (Registration begins at 11:30AM)

Free to all children 15 & under
(must be accompanied by an adult)

  • Lots of Prizes & Giveaways
  • Parents may help with casting only
  • You can bring your own fishing rod but if you do not have a one The Ike Foundation will supply you with one
  • Artificial or live bait may be used
  • Kids must land their own fish
  • All species count towards total length
  • Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & various other fun categories

View Ike’s 2017 Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Tournament Official Rules

June 10th

Ray Curry Catfish for Kids Tournament

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

July 7th

2nd Annual Ike Celebrity Benefit Dinner

The 2017 Ike Foundation Benefit Dinner will be held Friday July 7th, 2017 the night before the 2017 Ike Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Fishing Tournament. The dinner will take place on The Battleship NJ from 6:30-11:00pm. Ticket prices include food and drink. There will be many items available for auction during the event.

July 8th

2nd Annual Ike Celebrity Pro Am Tournament

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 ($200 entry), presented by Hobie.

Delaware River
Camden Waterfront
Camden, NJ