May 2, 2023-Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation® are proud to announce that it’s 8th Annual Pro-Am Bass Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 10th at Anchor Marina in North East, MD. All proceeds from this event support The Ike Foundation®’s mission to get more kids fishing and outdoors. Please see the details below for more information.
- 150 boat maximum to be launched in flights
- Signup deadline is Wednesday, June 7th.
- Entry fee is $300 per boat.
- Two anglers per boat
- Launch is at 6:00 am from Anchor Marina
- Top prize will be a Bass Cat Bobcat with Yamaha Outboard with cash and prizes for the top five winners.
- More information and registration can be found at: https://theikefoundation.org/program/ikes-2023-pro-am-bass-tournament/
The Ike Foundation® Family Fun Fest
While anglers are competing on the Chesapeake, The Ike Foundation®, in partnership with Cecil County Tourism, will host a Free Family Fun Fest along the banks of North East Community Park. Past events have included children from the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA of North East, Maryland as well as those from the community. In addition to various games and activities, the kids learn basic fishing skills and catch a variety of species including perch, blue, gill, bass and even catfish. Each child enjoys a free hot dog lunch and leaves with a fishing rod and reel, and a Flambeau tackle box in the hopes they pursue fishing as a hobby. More details and registration for the Ike Foundation’s Free Family Fun Fest can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ike-foundations-free-family-fun-fest-2023-tickets-619185589767
Follow The Ike Foundation® on Facebook and Instagram @TheIkeFoundation and on Twitter @FoundationIke for additional details and updates on all of our programs and events. The Ike Foundation® appreciates the generous donations from individuals and sponsors, including Toyota, Abu Garcia, Bass Cat Boats, Hobie, Yamaha, Flambeau, AFTCO, Pro-Guide, Rapala, Tackle Warehouse and many more. A full list of sponsors can be found at The Ike Foundation Sponsors®. Local sponsors for the Family Fun Fest include Buttonwood Beach, Ray Logging and John Ford and Integrity Real Estate.
Founded in 2014 by Michael and Becky Iaconelli, the mission of The Ike Foundation® is to get more kids fishing and, in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available. 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 planet’s natural resources. The Ike Foundation® is approved by the IRS as a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All proceeds from our programs go to The Ike Foundation®’s mission. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be made on the website Donate to The Ike Foundation®