The Second Annual

Fishing to End Hunger

Walleye Tournament-October 4, 2014

 We are pleased to announce the Second Annual Fishing To End Hunger Walleye Tournament and Silent Auction! The event be held at Bar Harbor on Gull Lake, Saturday October 4th, with the Silent Auction on Friday October 3rd.

This contest was conceived in 2013 when two great ideas came together to form Fishing To End Hunger! John Poston, Executive Director of Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area wanted to do a fundraising event to benefit the charity and he thought a fishing contest would work well. Meanwhile, Dan Eigen, Walleyedan, wanted to put together a fishing tournament to benefit a charity. John and Dan had a conversation about this and their visions came together as Fishing To End Hunger! Dan has been a supporter of Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area, so it was a perfect fit. Bar Harbor was happy to provide the venue, the date was set, and they were off and running.

To participate in this tournament,

please download the 2014 Registration Form 7-29

This fishing tournament is about two things: Walleyes of course, and, raising donations to support Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area. Below are the two contests associated with this tournament:

1. The Walleye Contest – Heaviest Bag:

1st $10,000

2nd $7,500

3rd $5,000

4th Two Ice Augers

5th Two Vexilars

6th Two Shot Guns

Additional Prizes to be Announced!!

2. Fundraising Contest for Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to be Announced!

The fundraising goal of this 2nd Annual Tournament is to raise $75,000 which will purchase ingredients to pack 300,000 meals. Last year’s tournament raised over $30,000 so we have our work cut out for us!

A Silent Auction will also be held on Friday, October 4th (time to be announced). This will be at Bar Harbor and is open to the general public. Please come and find a treasure at the Silent Auction and stay at Bar Harbor for a drink and dinner! A listing of items will be posted on this website starting the beginning of September.

The Fishing To End Hunger Tournament is to benefit Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area. Kids Against Hunger-BLA opened their doors July 2012 in Nisswa and is a nonprofit humanitarian food aid organization. Kids Against Hunger’s mission is to significantly reduce the number of undernourished children around the corner in the United Sates and starving children around the world. Our fully nutritious meals are packaged by volunteers and delivered to starving families with the help of worldwide partners. Kids Against Hunger is not affiliated with or restricted to a particular religious group and does not discriminate on any basis when distributing its meals. Kids Against Hunger-BLA is a volunteer organization, all of our food is purchased thru donations and packed by volunteers. The use of the building has been donated; our overheads are electricity, phone and gas, low overheads mean we can put the majority of our donations directly into buying food. Our revolutionary food has been developed by some of the world’s leading food scientists at Cargill, Pillsbury, General Mills and ADM. One package provides six nutritionally-complete servings for only 25 cents per serving. During the past year, Kids Against Hunger-BLA has provided food to area food shelves, the soup kitchen in Brainerd, Operation Sandwich in Brainerd/Baxter, Operation Backpack in Pequot Lakes, as well as Haiti, Philippines, Syrian Refugees, Oklahoma tornado victims, Superstorm Sandy victims, and Gulf flood victims.

Thank You/Acknowledgements

Thank you to Mario Nozzarella with SnoBear and The Fryin’ Saucer Company for sponsoring the October 3rd Fisherman’s Rules Dinner for the second year in a row! Mario has also donated 20 Fryin’ Saucers to Kids Against Hunger-BLA to use as prizes for the top 10 boats. Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

Special thanks to Joey Halvorson who has helped with our photography needs. Special thanks to Joshua McElmurray, McElway Marketing Services, for website support!


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