The Ike Foundation News & Press

Published Wednesday August 21st, 2019

People ask Mike Iaconelli all the time, "How do you grow the sport of fishing?". The answer is being committed to taking kids out, getting a rod and reel into their hands and introducing them to the sport.

Published Tuesday August 6th, 2019

Ike’s FREE Family Fun Fest will take place on Saturday, August 10th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront, located near the Camden Children’s Garden, Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Local kids are invited to take their chances at carnival games free prizes to fill their own free Flambeau tackle box AND can color their own Berkley baits! Older kids can try their hand at the ‘Dry Land’ High School Fishing Challenge from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Families will enjoy live music, delicious food and a Yards Beer Garden. All attendees are welcome to stay for Ike’s Celebrity Pro Am Fishing Tournament weigh-in at 1:30 pm on the big stage!

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.

Published Tuesday November 20th, 2018

For Giving Tuesday on November, 27th, 2018, Facebook is partnering with PayPal, to match a total of up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook to eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

Published Wednesday August 29th, 2018


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.

Published Friday June 8th, 2018

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.

Published Monday May 14th, 2018

May 10, 2018, Pittsgrove, NJ. Recipients of The Ike Foundation® second annual Fishing Scholarship Awards have been announced, according to Mike Iaconelli, professional bass angler and president of the foundation.

Published Friday March 9th, 2018

Pittsgrove, NJ, March 5, 2018. 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® also provides five college scholarships to deserving high school seniors who share The Ike Foundation’s® mission.



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