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 Ike Foundation Board of Trustees

Michael Iaconelli

Rebecca Iaconelli

Carol Muracco

The Ike Foundation Calendar of Events

Ike's Casino Night in the City
Thursday August 8th, 2019 @ 7:00PM ET
Yards Brewing Company

Please join Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation at "IKE'S CASINO NIGHT IN THE CITY" on Thursday, August 8th at Yards Brewery in Philadelphia.

  • Enjoy an evening of Casino Games, including $200 in chips (no cash value) live music, silent & basket auction and 50/50
  • $90.00 per person: includes beer, wine, butlered and tabled hor d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert.
  • At the end of the evening, cash in your chips for a chance to win amazing auction items!
  • All proceeds help The Ike Foundation® get more kids fishing and in the outdoors.


Come dressed to impress and don’t forget your poker face!

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 Thursday June 6th, 2019

The 2019 Ike Foundation scholarhsip winners are Nate Steelman from Allendale, MI, Ethan Vallebuona from New City, NY, Margaret Kelly from Portland, ME, Nicholas Phippen from Winthrop, NY, and Zachary Spence from Newark, DE. All have grade point averages of 3.0 or better, are avid anglers or contribute to outdoor conservation and are headed to college in the fall, as required for scholarship consideration.

Published Monday April 15th, 2019

Just wanted to share some exciting news from Professional Edge Fishing, Inc and the Ike Foundation®!

Published Thursday March 28th, 2019

The Ike Foundation® is a non-profit organization founded by Mike and Becky Iaconelli. The mission of the Foundation is to introduce urban and rural children to the wholesome sport of fishing while instilling in them a love and respect for the outdoors. The Ike Foundation® Scholarship Fund provides five college scholarships to deserving high school seniors who share The Ike Foundation’s® mission and meet academic and mission-based criteria.

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