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15th Annual Fishing for the Cure

Photo Credit: Alexandria Industries Fishing for the Cure

Alexandria Industries presents the 15th Annual Ice Fishing Challenge on Smith Lake, Saturday, February 19th, 2022. The competition goes from 12-3pm. Entry tickets are $20 for adults, kids 12 and under are $10. All of the net proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Douglas County. This year, KIK-FM is partnering for this great event in support of Relay for Life, along with many other phenomenal local businesses, to make it the best ever. There will be special guest appearances on the ice that day, so make sure be on the look out and say hi!

Photo Credit: Alexandria Industries Fishing for the Cure

Alexandria Industries has consistently been one of the top fundraising teams for Relay for Life, and has won national awards for their efforts in the fight against cancer. It means a great deal to the company, cancer being personal to many of those who work there. Nancy Waldorf and Robbie Betterman, both employees, express their passion and gratitude for this powerful and fun event.

“Anyone who has been attended will tell you that the Fishing For the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge is one of the most fun and meaningful fishing tournaments ever! What’s better than a great day ice fishing with family and friends, while also knowing you are raising money for a good cause?

Our 2020 tournament* definitely held up its reputation of being a fun, family friendly event. Nearly 1,436 people – moms, dads, kids, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends – enjoyed catching fish, watching the leaderboard to see where their name would land on the list of 100 prizes, and raising money to help find a cure for cancer.

Prizes were awarded for the top 50 fish in two fish categories.

The Fishing for the Cure event honors those who are fighting cancer, those who have fought cancer and won, and those who have suffered from cancer and are no longer with us.

It’s been almost two long years since our last tournament! We can hardly wait to see everyone again at our 2022 Fishing For the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge on Feb. 19, 2022! Join us!”

*The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to government restrictions during the pandemic.

Contest Rules are here.

Event Tickets

Purchase event tickets here for adults and children (under 12 years of age), by clicking this link.BUY TICKETS 

Local businesses also have tickets for sale:

  • Alexandria Industries
  • Christopherson Bait
  • Elden’s Fresh Foods
  • Paul’s Small Engine
  • The General Store (Osakis)