SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild and Ron Schara Productions jointly announced today that the Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament presented by Radco and Mich Golden Light will be held July 14-15 at Izatys Resort on Mille Lacs Lake.
The Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, July 15 from 8 am to 1 pm, and feature three teams of six boats each. Jason Zucker and Laura Schara will captain the Minnesota Wild Players Team presented by Minn Kota and Humminbird, Bruce Boudreau and Ron Schara will captain the Minnesota Wild Coaches Team presented by West Bend Insurance while Keith Ballard and Bill Sherck will captain the Minnesota Wild Alumni Team presented by Jack Daniel's. Each boat will include a Wild representative, a fishing guide and a paid participant. All fishing tournament participants are required to have a valid Minnesota fishing license.
The registration fee for participating in the tournament is $2,500 to fish on one of the three captain's boats and $1,000 for the remaining 15 boats and includes five hours of fishing on July 15, a gift package featuring fishing gear and Wild apparel, four tickets to a VIP event that will take place at Izatys Resort on Friday, July 14 and discounted lodging at Izatys Resort on July 14. The top three fishing boats will receive additional prizes. For more information on the tournament, including accommodations at Izatys Resort and to register for one of the tournament boats please visit wild.com/WildOnTheWater.
A VIP event will also be held on Friday, July 14 from 8 to 10 pm at Izatys Resort. The event will include a cocktail hour, heavy appetizers, a silent and live auction, and the opportunity to meet current and former Minnesota Wild players and coaches and outdoor personalities. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase to Friday night's VIP event for $150 at wild.com/WildOnTheWater.
Fans can also attend the free Bash on the Beach event on Saturday, July 15 from 12 to 4 pm at Izatys Resort. This fun, interactive event will feature food and drinks available for purchase, hockey and fishing games, a fishing tournament leaderboard, interviews with participants, a final weigh-in and an opportunity to meet select participants.
Proceeds from the fishing tournament will benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation and an additional charity chosen by the winning team's captain. 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.