Kayak Division Added to Ike Celebrity Pro-Am Tourney
The second annual Ike Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament, Saturday, July 8 at the Camden Waterfront in Camden, New Jersey. Amateur anglers pay an entry fee to fish with a pro, fish from their own boats, or fish from a kayak to compete for prizes. The kayak division is new this year and sponsored by Hobie. The first place winner of the boat division will receive a brand new BassCat boat, and the winner of the kayak division will win a competitor’s spot and paid expenses to the Hobie Worlds. Both divisions will have cash and prizes for the first three places. Entry fees for fishing include your dinner ticket for the evening before and breakfast and lunch the day of the event. The free Family Fun Fest will take place from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Camden Waterfront. All attendees are welcome to stick around for the tournament weigh-in.
Last year, the first Pro-Am Tournament was met with great reception from the community and bass fishing industry. Almost 20 professional bass anglers and celebrities joined in the competition. Fun Fest attendees enjoyed such family-friendly activities as carnival games, auctions, music, and food, along with visits to the nearby Camden Children’s Garden and Battleship New Jersey. Every child that attended the event walked away with a brand new Flambeau tackle box and enough free tackle to fill it. Through the 2016 Pro-Am, the foundation was able to ship gifts of fishing equipment to approximately 30 youth community organizations.
See TheIkeFoundation.org for more information and follow the Foundation on Facebook at @TheIkeFoundation for future news. Volunteers run the Foundation, and all proceeds from events go to the Foundation’s mission. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be made on the website via credit card.
The Foundation appreciates the generous donations from individuals and sponsors, including Abu Garcia, Bass Cat Boats, Yamaha outboard motors, Flambeau, Rapala and many, many more. A full list of sponsors is found at https://theikefoundation.org/sponsors.