Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
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The Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the world’s largest charitable ice
fishing contest. We have held it annually since January 1991 and have donated $2.8-million
to over 50 area charities because of its success. It takes three days to set-up the two-square
mile contest site, the contest is three hours long, and over 12,000 contestants and spectators
attend annually. Contestants compete for well over $150,000 in prizes. Over 350 volunteers
work on “The Contest” and there are numerous opportunities for Jaycees to get involved in
various aspects of the event.
Location: Hole-in-the-Day Bay
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hole in the Day Dr, Nisswa, MN 56468
History of the Ice Fishing Extravaganza
In the early 1990s the Brainerd Jaycees had a desire to develop a signature project—a project that would rally members, raise money for local charities, and provide avenues for individual growth, personal development, and leadership. With the first contest being held in January 1991, it is certain the founders never expected this event would become the world’s largest ice fishing contest and put Brainerd, MN, on the map with a winter event that generates over $1-million in revenue for area businesses and over $150,000 for area charities annually.
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