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.
Our mission is to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available.
Michael J. Iaconelli
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.
Do your part to help grow the sport of fishing and get a kid hooked on the sport of fishing and appreciating the outdoors.
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
Free to all children 15 & under
(must be accompanied by an adult)
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
There will also be a pre-tournament benefit dinner on July 7th, with further details to be announced.