Previous Ike Foundation Charity Events

2018 Ike’s Free Family Fun Fest
Saturday July 21st, 2018 @ 11:00AM ET
Wiggins Park, Camden, NJ

Join us at Wiggins Park on July 21st, 2018 from 11AM-2PM for a free family event. There will be games, live music, giveaways, prizes and more, followed by The Ike Foundation Celebrity Pro Am bass fishing tournament weigh-in at 2PM.

Event Highlights

  • Free Flambeau tackle boxes to all kids (child must be present to receive free tackle box)
  • Games & free prizes to fill your tackle box
  • Berkley's "Color Your Own Bait" station
  • Yard's Beer Garden
  • Live music
  • Delicious food

High School Fishing Skills Challenge (New This Year)

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.

The teams will be competing in challenges on dry land like casting accuracy, distance, knot tying, and more. The pros will be there to share some advice. The events begin at 11 am to 1:30pm. Ike's Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament weigh-in begins at 2:00 pm.

All teams must fill out a waiver if you are under 18 years old. Bring printed and signed waiver to event. You do not have to be part of a high school fishing team. You must be a high school student.

2018 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament
Saturday July 21st, 2018 @ 7:00AM ET
Delaware River

This is the 3rd annual Ike Celebrity Pro Am benefit bass fishing tournament, and the 2nd year with a Hobie Worlds qualifying kayak division event. Both tournaments are scheduled for July 21st, 2018. Discounts are available for early tournament & dinner registration!

2018 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Benefit Dinner
Friday July 20th, 2018 @ 6:30PM ET


Please join us at the benefit dinner on Friday, July 20, 2018, on the Battleship NJ at the Camden Waterfront. This event takes place the evening before Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament. The evening will include music, 50/50, basket auction and silent auction. Your ticket includes a delicious meal and beer or wine. Guest will have a chance to mingle with pro anglers.

Battleship NJ
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103

Try to arrive via Clinton Street to avoid concert traffic, please place the window flyer that was emailed to you in your front window so the police make sure to help you get past concert traffic and to the Battleship.

Please try to carpool if you can, thanks to a sold out concert next door our parking will be tight

2018 Ike's Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Event
Saturday May 12th, 2018 @ 7:30AM ET
Haddon Lake Park

In 2017, with help from Toyota and Flambeau, we launched the Ike's Hook 'Em Early Kids Fishing Event. For many young people, a chance to experience the outdoors, receive free gifts from our proud supporters, like Abu Garcia and Pure Fishing, and win great prizes in the fishing tournament.

The Ike Foundation will return to Haddon Lake Park on May 12, 2018 for the second annual Ike's Hook 'Em Early Fishing Event. Chaperones will need to register themselves and the children who will be attending with them.

The Ike Foundation Scholarship 2018 Application Deadline
Sunday April 1st, 2018 @ 12:00AM ET

In 2017, we were able to provide five $1500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who were committed to volunteering in their community, particularly in the areas of fishing and environmental/wildlife conservation. In 2018, thanks to the generous contributions of our supporters, we are able to offer five $3000 scholarships! We are now accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship, please submit your essay, acceptance letter and letter of recommendation by April 1, 2018.

The Ike Foundation Events at the Bassmaster Classic 2018
Sunday March 18th, 2018 @ 3:00PM ET
TD Convention Center
Greenville, SC

The Ike Foundation was booth #2848 at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic. It was an amazing event! Thanks to Flambeau, we were able to give away 100 Flambeau tackle boxes!

There was also scavenger hunt in the EXPO center. Three clues were given each day at the set times. The clues lead spectators to Mike’s sponsors’ booths where they needed to take a photo and tag with #whereintheworldisike. The best photos after the 3 days won a grand prize of tackle -$500 value.

There were pillows hidden in the arena before the public arrived. The pillows (3 a day) had tags with instructions to take photos with the pillow and hashtag it. The pillow was the prize.

Ike was at the expo on Sunday, taking photos with fans and signing autographs. Kids were also welcomed to enjoy the Berkley lure coloring station, temporary tattoos and more!

2018 Scholarship Benefit Dinner
Friday February 2nd, 2018 @ 7:00PM ET
Centerton Golf Club

The Ike Foundation hosted its Second Annual adults-only Beef, Beer and More Scholarship Fundaraiser. All proceeds from this event went towards The Ike Foundation 2018 Scholarship Fund. The scholarships will be handed out at the end of the 2017-2018 school year to graduating seniors that have given back or made a positive influence in their community through their love of fishing and the outdoors.

2017 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament
Saturday July 8th, 2017 @ 7:00AM ET
Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina

The Ike Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual Ike Celebrity ProAm Tournament. This event will consist of a 5-fish-limit bass fishing tournament on the Delaware River, Hobie Kayak tournament division, Family Fun Fest activities, food, music, staged weigh-in, 50/50s, auctions and dinner. Many Professional Bass Anglers and various local celebrities will be participating throughout the day.

2017 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Benefit Dinner Registration
Friday July 7th, 2017 @ 6:30PM ET
Battleship New Jersey

The Ike Foundation is proud to announce the dinner for 2017 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament will be held the night before on the Battleship NJ. There will be great food & drinks, silent auctions, and 50/50s.

2017 Ike’s Hook ‘Em Early Kids Fishing Event
Sunday May 7th, 2017 @ 12:00PM ET
Haddon Lake in Camden County

We are excited to announce the 1st Annual Ike’s Hook ‘Em Early Kids Fishing Event on Haddon Lake in Camden County NJ. There will be fish, prizes, giveaways, 50/50s and a great time had by all. Everything is family friendly and FREE!! Kids 15 and under may compete in the tournament, fishing off the bank. All species will count towards the final finish. And yes, Mike will be there!!

2017 The Ike Foundation Scholarship Dinner
Saturday January 28th, 2017 @ 7:00PM ET
Pitman Masonic Lodge #197

The Ike Foundation is proud to announce our next event. We are going to hold an adults-only Beef & Beer & More Scholarship Fundraiser on January 28, 2017 at the Pitman Masonic Lodge. Tickets will be $35 per person or you may reserve a table of 10 for $300. These limited (once they are sold out, that's it) tickets may be purchased at The Ike Foundation website. There will be beer, wine, music, great food, desserts, auctions and a 50/50. Also, YES Mike will be there!!

All proceeds will benefit The 2017 Ike Foundation Scholarships.

2016 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Benefit Dinner
Saturday August 6th, 2016 @ 7:00PM ET
Children's Garden

After the weigh in and the Family Fun Fest for The Ike Celebrity ProAm Tournament concludes on 8/6/16 at the Camden Waterfront, the festivities continue with the Ike Charity Dinner at the Children's Garden from 4pm until 7pm. It is a family casual dinner where everyone can mingle with the Pros & Celebrities that participated in the tournament, enjoy the Children's Garden museum, ride the rides and bid on some really exciting silent auction items.

2016 Ike’s Celebrity Pro-Am Bass Tournament
Saturday August 6th, 2016 @ 7:00AM ET
Wiggins Waterfront Park & Marina

Please join The Ike Foundation for a Family Fun event on the Camden Waterfront while the Ike Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament is in progress. 1st 500 kids will receive The Ike Foundation wristbands that entitle the bearer to discounts at The Battleship NJ and the Children's Garden. There will be giveaways, fishing lessons with Mike Iaconelli, face painting, games, food, music, 50/50, etc. The tournament weigh-in starts at 2pm. All proceeds benefit the Ike Foundation and Midatlantic Youth Organization.