Mike Iaconelli and The Ike Foundation® Announce Pro Am Winners and Share Family Fishing Fun!

June 4, 2024, Pittsgrove, NJ. The Ike Foundation® held its 9th Annual Ike’s Pro-Am Bass Tournament on the Chesapeake Bay in North East Maryland on June 1st, with over 100 registered boats. Anglers from all over the area came out to support The Ike Foundation®’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All the proceeds from the tournament support the foundation’s mission to get more kids fishing and into the outdoors.

Ike Foundation Bass Tournament Winners

The catch was impressive and the top six bags were all over 20lbs! Conor Cahill and Adam Satanhoff came in first place with a whopping 23.20lb bag. Cahill and Satanhoff took home a brand new BassCat Bobcat with a Yamaha motor and lots of other prizes, generously donated by sponsors of The Ike Foundation®. Those sponsors include Basscat, Pro-Guide Batteries, Flambeau, Berkley, Mystery Tackle Box, The Bass University, Lowrance, Rod Warrior, Tackle Warehouse, AFTCO, TH Marine, Power-Pole, Nines, Rapala and Rod Warrior.

Ike Foundation® Pro-Am Bass Tournament Winners

  1. Conor Cahill and Adam Satanhoff - 23.20lbs
  2. Jack Rinkers and Mike Sentore – 21.92lbs
  3. Steven Myers and Chris Lang – 21.16lbs
  4. Rick Unghm and Rob Steiner – 20.48lbs
  5. Duke Nave and Andrew Heivly – 20.47lbs
  6. Rob Willwerth and Jim Valentine – 20.01lbs

Lunker: Victor Auriemme and Katie Auriemmen – 5.7lbs

Free Family Fun Fest on the Chesapeake Bay!

Ike Foundation Restocking Lakes

The Ike Foundation® also hosted a Free Family Fun Fest along the banks of the Chesapeake, while the anglers were competing in the Pro Am. It was a beautiful day! Over two dozen volunteers from NJ, PA and MD came to teach kids to fish and to give out gifts from the foundation. Each child at the event went home with a brand-new rod and reel, a Flambeau tackle box, and a fantastic bag of fishing goodies. Catches of the day included a variety of species like bass, perch, blue gill and catfish. Some of the kids were new to fishing and caught their very first fish that day! The Ike Foundation understands how meaningful these experiences are for the participants and hope that they all left with a newfound love of fishing.

Please check out additional images on The Ike Foundation® Facebook and Instagram pages!

For more information about The Ike Foundation® and their programs, events or to make a donation please visit: https://theikefoundation.org/

Upcoming 2024 Ike Foundation® Fundraising and Kids Events

  • Ike’s Youth Tournament Trail: May 18th, June 22nd and September 7th
    The Ike Foundation has created a tournament trail to include youth ranging in ages from 8-13 and 14-18 (must be enrolled in school) that haven’t been exposed to this type of fishing environment. Young anglers are welcome to sign up for one or all events, regardless of skill level.
    • Anglers fish on a bass boat with a fully vetted boat captain volunteer
    • 6am-12:00pm
    • Entry fee is $20
    • Prizes will be awarded to the top five place winners including Lunker and Miscellaneous categories
    • Details and registration can be found here: https://theikefoundation.org/programs/
  • 8th Annual Ike’s Kayak Bass Tournament - Details TBD
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The Ike Foundation® appreciates the generous donations from individuals and sponsors, including Abu Garcia, Bass Cat Boats, Yamaha, Flambeau, AFTCO, Pro-Guide, Tackle Warehouse, and many more. A full list of sponsors can be found at https://theikefoundation.org/sponsors/.

Founded in 2014 by professional bass angler Michael Iaconelli and his wife, Becky. 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. 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. Donate to The Ike Foundation®

2024-06-04 13:27:26
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