Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation® Raise over $30,000 to Get Kids Fishing!

Events, News

Pittsgrove, NJ, February 25, 2021– Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation® recently were recent hosts of their own ‘Jerry Lewis’ old school style Telethon with a goal of raising $25,000. Corporate sponsors and fishing fans from across the country stepped up in an amazing show of support of The Ike Foundation® and donated over $30,000 to get more kids fishing and provide college scholarships! This event included an online auction with amazing products donated by AFTCO, Tackle Warehouse, Flambeau, Toyota, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Hobie, Flambeau, Yamaha, Rapala, Missile Baits, Gerber Gear, Spike-It, Rod Warrior, and many more. A full list of sponsors can be found at www.theikefoundation.org and www.mikeiaconelli.com


First Name Last Name Donation Amount

Roberta Iaconelli $200

Justin Kimmel $500

Harold R $65

Richard A $60

Nancy C $25

Bob C $25

Quincy H $25

Stone Road Media Jeremy Flinn $500

Bob $25

32 Auction $100

32 Auction $100

Rowan Fishing Team $100

32 Auction $70

Blitz Outdoors $200

Robert P. M $150

32 Auction $120

Season Flood $50

32 Auction $520

Stephen W $100

Barrington Rod and Reel $100

Peter Miller Fishing $150

Steve McCormack $25

Ramon G $25

Jim M $50

English Angling $50

Bernard Pisarcik $50

Tom N $100

Brielle & Billy $50

32 Auction $1250

Richard S $100

Five Alive Bassmasters $100

Billy & Julie $50

Rod Warrior USA $46

Nate C $25

Savanah, Sienna & Brody J $100

Gary R $15

Don P $25

North Jersey Kayak Bass Fishing Club $100

Eli D $100

Roy & Sandy Mattes $100

Dave Mercer $500

Tracy B $25

Toyota of Vineland $150

John & Sonja Crews $150

D $100

Pete Lerner Rod Warrior USA $250

Lori F $100

32 Auction $610

Michael Flood $100

Go Go Gomez $100

Eric Galasso $150

Chris B $25

Mark S $25

Lynn L $100

Slay Nation Tournament Fishing $1300

32 Auction $280

Luke D. $150

James Reilley $100

32 Auction $835

Luke F $100

Bill Carione $200

Jason & Amy L $150

Keith C $100

Michael M $100

Bill W $20

Brian S $50

Eddie V $200

Trisha F $25

Lisa M $25

Mary Beth $50

32 Auction $18360

McGuire $25

Pat Renwick $100

Tim zsleBlanc $60

Upcoming 2021 Ike Foundation® Events:

  • ‘Fish Against Ike’ Virtual Fishing Tournament-Mike Iaconelli, a professional bass fisherman of over 20 years, and The Ike Foundation® will once again partner with Fish Donkey for an app-based bass fishing tournament. Anglers will make a $20 donation to participate, with proceeds going to these to The Ike Foundation®. The ‘Fish Against Ike’ Virtual Fishing Tournament is a great way for people to get outside, maintain proper social distancing guidelines, go fishing, AND help The Ike Foundation® introduce more kids to fishing! The tournament will be broken into Northern and Southern divisions and weekly prizes will be awarded for each division.
    • Once Registration opens, you can sign up at any time during the month to fish the tournament with a one-time $20 donation to The Ike Foundation®
    • The tournament begins Thursday, April 1st at 12:01 am EST and runs until April 30th at 11:59 pm EST.
    • You can fish for bass from a bank, kayak, or boat.
    • There is no age limit, any age can fish.
    • Anglers from the USA and Canada can participate. There is a Southern Division and a Northern Division.
    • Each week there will be a lunker winner and the biggest bag (three fish stringer) winner in each division, so there will be 4 prizes each week.
    • The tournament will run for four weeks. 16 prizes will be awarded by the end of the tournament.
    • Weights zero out at the end of each week and a new week/new tournament begins
    • Ike will be fishing both the Southern and Northern Divisions so everyone can try to beat him.
    • Ike will be challenging other anglers and pros to fish.
    • More information and registration will be available soon! Check the website here: https://theikefoundation.org/upcoming-events/
  • 6th Annual Ike’s Pro-Am Boat Tournament will be held at Anchor Marina in North East, MD on Saturday, June 5th.
  • 5th Ike’s Pro-Am Kayak Bass Tournament will be held at Lake Nockamixon on September 26th.

Please follow our social media channels for details regarding all upcoming 2021 Ike Foundation® Events! The Ike Foundation® on Facebook and Instagram @TheIkeFoundation and on Twitter @FoundationIke.

Donations to The Ike Foundation® can be made at https://theikefoundation.org/donate/

Please email questions to [email protected]

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. Follow The Ike Foundation® on Facebook and Instagram @TheIkeFoundation and on Twitter @FoundationIke. The Ike Foundation® is a non-profit organization and all proceeds from events go to The Ike Foundation®’s mission

The Ike Foundation® is a non-profit organization and all proceeds from events go to The Ike Foundation®’s mission.  Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be made on the website via credit card.

About Professional Edge Fishing, Inc.:

Professional Edge Fishing, Inc. is a New Jersey-based, full-service angler management, representation, and marketing company specializing in the outdoor sportfishing market.  Professional Edge Fishing represents several of the top professional anglers in the fishing world, including Michael Iaconelli, John Crews, Ish Monroe, Garrett Paquette, Zack Birge, Robert Field, and Matt Robinson as well as fishing podcast shows Ike LIVE and Stray Casts.

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