2010 Operation Muskie Auction Scheduled
Category: press release
Mar 10th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Mar 10th, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Oak Island, MN – Operation Muskie puts saying “thanks” into action by providing recent combat veterans with the fishing trip of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods.
Each year this event pairs a new group of 20 of the world’s most heroic veterans with 10 of the world’s greatest fishing guides for an all-expenses-paid, fully-guided fishing trip for 3 ½ days. Organized by muskie fishing icons Dick Pearson and Doug Johnson, the trip is run out of world-famous Walsh’s Baystore Camp on the Northwest Angle of Minnesota.
An event of this magnitude and importance can only happen through the support of contributors, large and small. To supplement individual and corporate gifts, Operation Muskie has organized an online fund-raising auction. Many people enjoyed participating in operation Muskie’s inagural auction last year, and the 2010 edition looks to be very exciting as well.
Thanks to generous donations, the auction offers a wide variety of great items, including:
Guest star on “Waters & Woods” TV show with John Gillespie and Pete Maina
Resort stays on Lake Vermilion, Lake Koronis, and Lake of the Woods
Fishing trips from many top guides such as Kevin Cochran and Norm Wild
Muskie gear: lures galore, Frabill Big Kahuna nets, and Operation Muskie clothes
The “silent” auction will run from March 9th until April 11th. Bids can be posted at any time, and the highest bid when the auction closes will win that item.
A “live” auction will take place at 7pm on April 14th. This will take place via online chat with an Operation Muskie “auctioneer” calling the items and accepting bids in real time. Be sure mark your calendar for this very entertaining evening!
Please visit OperationMuskie.com for more information, and to take part in the auction sending 20 more deserving veterans to Lake of the Woods.