New Gull Lake Walleye Tournament to Benefit Local Charity

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 Sep 4th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Sep 4th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

 Kids Against Hunger, is a non-profit Brainerd-Lakes area humanitarian food aid organization. 

Their mission is to reduce the number of undernourished children from around the

corner in local Minnesota towns to starving families throughout the world.

The Oct. 5 team walleye tournament with headquarters at Bar Harbor

supper club has a $10,000 first prize.  Host Walleyedan Eigen said, “Having

this fall event should make for an exciting weigh-in with some really large

fish coming to the scales.”  The tournament is limited to 100 boats.

Eigen said, “My family thought this would be a good opportunity to

help another local charity – Kids Against Hunger – after John Poston, that

organization’s director talked with me.  Major sponsor Cemstone also was

inquiring, so I put the two together for this tournament.”  Other sponsors

include Mills Fleet Farm, We Love it Outdoors TV, Yetti ice fishing houses

and Bar Harbor supper club.

John Poston was proud of the 800,000 meals the group packed and

shipped in their first 12 months for the Brainerd soup kitchen, Operation

Sandwich, a local summer lunch program via Lutheran churches reaching

150 kids per day, Super Storm Sandy, Oklahoma tornado and Louisiana

flood victims, and Haiti. 

The Nisswa-based Kids Against Hunger has no

paid staff, and operates from donations and volunteer food packers.

Volunteers are from churches, Scouts, 4-H, Teen Challenge, families,

local businesses and other groups.  “This tournament will allow us to raise

funds so young people can come in and pack without having to pay for the

food.  The more money we raise, the more food we can ship down the street

or to those in need in other states and far-away countries,” Poston said.

He set a lofty goal of raising $50,000 from the fishing teams and

sponsorships.  Eigen said, “Kids Against Hunger is doing amazing things for

those in need.  We know our efforts will help hungry people.”

More information is online at www.fishingtoendhunger.com.

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