Hi B.A.S.S Youth Director,

My name is Kate Flood, Fundraising Coordinator for The Ike Foundation.  The Ike Foundation is a nonprofit foundation focused on promoting the sport of fishing to America’s youth while developing their appreciation of the outdoors and our country’s natural resources. The Ike Foundation assists civic organizations, youth fishing associations, and other charitable groups in sponsoring events and functions which promote fishing to both inner city and rural youth. These events and functions teach young people about the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors, and the responsibility each person has to maintain our planet’s natural resources.

In addition to promoting the wholesome sport of fishing, The Ike Foundation ® maintains a scholarship fund for qualifying, college-bound, high school seniors.  Last year, we were able to award a total of $15,000 to five students.  Based on the success of our fundraising events each year, our scholarship amounts could differ.
If you know any graduating seniors that are committed to volunteering in the community, particularly in the areas of fishing and environmental/wildlife conservation, please have them visit our website to view the criteria and start the application process.  The application and all of the completed materials must be postmarked/submitted online by April 1, 2021.
Kate Flood
The Ike Foundation Coordinator


Arizona High School Nation

The AZ High School Bass program is for High School anglers who will compete at local lakes in a Team format.  Teams will be required to have their own Boat Captain who will take them out on the water to fish these qualifiers.  Teams who do not have Boat Captains will be assigned a Boat Captain if possible by the Tournament committee.  These assigned Boat Captains will be AZ Bass Nation members or local Pros.  This program will hopefully increase these anglers fishing skills & how to use depth finders to locate and catch more fish.  Anglers will enjoy camaraderie, competition and will have access to B.A.S.S. education & conservation programs.

Anglers will be required to participate in community service and fundraising projects during the year.  The top two teams at the end of the school year will qualify to fish the High School National Championship in June or July.  All anglers must maintain passing grades and have a valid fishing license to qualify for the National Championship.

Director Mike Hoffarth
Contact information HERE





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