WILD ON THE WATER BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT RAISES $30,000
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild Players Team presented by Minn Kota and Humminbird and captained by Jason Zucker and Laura Schara won the event and have chosen the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital to receive $5,000. The Minnesota Alumni Team presented by Jack Daniel's and captained by Keith Ballard and Bill Sherck have chosen the Confidence Learning Center to receive $2,500. The Minnesota Wild Coaches Team presented by West Bend Insurance and captained by Bruce Boudreau and Ron Schara selected the Wounded Warriors Project to receive $2,500. The Minnesota Wild Foundation will receive the remaining proceeds.
Fishing guide Matt Peters, Minnesota Wild player Kyle Rau and Tony Swensen (pictured above) won the individual boat contest catching three smallmouth bass that weighed a total of 13.32 lbs. The event was held at Izatys Resort on Mille Lacs Lake and featured a VIP event on July 14 followed by a fishing tournament and a free Bash on the Beach event on July 15.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $14 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. With help from Wild players, the Minnesota Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations across the state. For more, visit wild.com/foundation.
Ron Schara Productions is Minnesota's premier outdoor media company known for compelling AND award-winning television storytelling. The RSP team currently produces eight local, regional, and nationally-televised shows including Emmy Award winners "Due North Outdoors" and the company flagship, "Minnesota Bound". Located in the heart of Minnesota's Twin Cities, the RSP production facility houses a state-of-the-art production studio, six edit suites, a full line-up of HD cameras, on-site audio, and a graphics department.
Izatys Resort is located on the south side of Mille Lacs Lake only 90 miles from the Twin Cities. The lake is the second largest in Minnesota but second to none for viewing sunsets. It is a great recreational lake, well known as the Walleye capital of Minnesota, and is also ranked as one of the top three bass fishing lakes in the world. Izatys Resort Features a hotel, lakeside townhouses, clubhouse, multiple banquet facilities, wedding point and a well renowned chef. Our amenities include: Black Brook, an award winning John Harbottle designed golf course; Izatys harbor, a 124 slip protected marina with rental slips; Pontoon, fishing boats, sailboat, kayak, and paddle board rental fleet; Outdoor pool, hot tub, bar, and sand volleyball court. Featured amenities also include tennis and pickle ball courts, a day spa, indoor pool and sauna, swimming beach, and fishing pier.
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