5TH ANNUAL WALLEYEDAN TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT KIDS AGAINST HUNGER
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2017
GULL LAKE – BRAINERD, MN HOSTED AT BAR HARBOR RESTAURANT
This contest was conceived in 2013 when two great ideas came together to form Fishing To End Hunger! John Poston, CEO 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.
Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area is a nonprofit humanitarian food aid organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of undernourished children around the corner in the United States 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.
Countdown to the Event
The fundraising goal of this 5th Annual Tournament is to raise $100,000 which will purchase ingredients to pack 400,000 meals.
Start Your Fundraising NOW to be in the running for the Fundraising Prizes!
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.
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
The Walleye Contest – Heaviest Bag
1st – $10,000
2nd – $7,500
3rd – $5,000
Additional Prizes to be Announced!!
1st Place – Fish House
Many Additional Prizes to be Announced!!
This year we’ve designed an online social sharing platform to make it easy for you to raise funds. Simply register your boat to secure your boat number, then we’ll setup a landing page on our website for you with a link to share via social media and email. Every time someone contributes to your team, it will update online and you can see your standings in the contest anytime.