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WHAT

The Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament is a fishing tournament and fundraiser. The Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament started in 1995 by family and friends of Kevin Kolquist. Kevin had been diagnosed with ALS and they wanted to do something to make a difference. The tournament has grown from that very first tournament. All proceeds from the event go to helping people with ALS and their families throughout their journey with ALS.

Angler prize structures are under construction

 

Island Lake Tournament

The Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament starts Friday evening, June 3, 2022 with angler check-in to receive their gift bag and turn in donations and raffle tickets. This will take place at the Ward Wells Field House, 228 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812 between 5 - 8pm. That evening we'll have dinner, a live streamed program including rules review for the tournament and a short welcome program.

Saturday morning finds our anglers on Island Lake, Duluth, MN. The first flight of anglers takes off at 7am and fishes until 2pm. The next three flights depart every thirty minutes after 7am. Anglers upload their catch to the FishDonkey app throughout the day. 

Saturday evening anglers gather for an awards dinner at the Ward Wells Field House.  The auction will conclude and the raffle winner will be drawn. We'll have a dinner and live program. The program includes awards for our winning teams, live auction, recognition for fundraising and a reminder of why we fish: For those living with ALS. 

Registration is required, using our online system. One angler in each boat of two must be at least 18 years of age. Anglers must be willing to donate or fundraise. Money raised will help people living with ALS. Each articipant must raise, or donate, a minimum of $250. 

**All donations must be turned in to the Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament by June 3, 2022, to qualify for angler and incentive prizes.

Virtual Tournament

The Kolar Toyota ALS Virtual Fishing Tournament begins Friday, June 3, 2022 with an online auction and online program. Saturday morning, June 4, 2022 anglers find a lake near their home and cast for fish between 7am and 2pm. Anglers upload their catch to the FishDonkey app throughout the day. Saturday evening anglers can find us online and join in the awards program. The silent auction concludes. The program includes awards for our winning anglers, live auction, recognition for fundraising and a reminder of why we fish: For those living with ALS.

Registration is required, using our online system. Anglers must be willing to donate or fundraise a minimum of $200 per participant. Money raised will help people living with ALS. 

**All donations must be turned in to the Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament by June 3, 2022, to qualify for angler and incentive prizes.

 

WHEN

Island Lake Tournament

The tournament begins on Friday, June 3, 2022 with angler check-in at the Ward Wells Field House, 228 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812 between 5 - 8pm. 

Anglers fish on Island Lake (Duluth, MN) on Saturday, June 4, 2022.  

Festivities conclude Saturday, June 4, 2022, at our awards dinner at the Ward Wells Field House on UMD's campus. 

We have a tentative itinerary. Final plans are dependent on water levels at the time of the event, any adjusted plans by the committee or any health concerns around COVID 19.

Friday, June 3, 2022

  • 5 pm - 8 pm: Check-in for anglers (gift bag, dinner ticket, turn in donations) at the Ward Wells Field House, 228 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812. Our online auction continues.
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome, review of rules and boat draw for flight times

Saturday, June 4, 2022

 7:00 am - 3:30 pm: Fishing Tournament at Island Lake

  • 1st Flight 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 2nd Flight 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • 3rd Flight 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 4th Flight 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

We invite you to join us for an exciting dinner, program and live and silent auction. Our awards dinner and awards presentation will take place at Ward Wells Field House, 228 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812.

  • 5:00 pm: Social Hour and Silent Auction 
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Live Auction

Virtual Tournament

The tournament begins on Friday, June 3, 2022 with an online silent auction and online welcome program. Anglers fish on a lake near their home on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Festivities conclude Saturday, June 4, 2022, with an online awards dinner.

We have a tentative itinerary. Final plans are dependent on  any adjusted plans by the committee or any health concerns around COVID 19.

Friday, June 3, 2022

5:00 pm: Online auction continues 
7:00 pm: Online welcome and review of rules 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

7:00 am - 2:00 pm: Fishing Tournament on a lake near anglers' homes 

We invite you to join us for an exciting online program and live and silent auction. 

  • 5:00 pm: Silent Auction
  • 7:00 pm: Awards Ceremony and Live Auction

HOW

Island Lake Tournament

You will be provided with the following during the Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament on Island Lake:

  • Angler tournament shirt and gift bag
  • Tournament ruler, to be returned at the conclusion of the event at the lake or at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
  • Saturday lunch: Boxed lunch courtesy of Super One Foods
  • Saturday Dinner: Meal and awards program

You must pre-register as a participant on our website and download the FishDonkey mobile app on your smart phone or tablet. You will be asked to sign a waiver, releasing organizers and sponsors of any liability during the tournament. You must provide proof of liability insurance, with limits of a minimum of $100,000. 

Virtual Tournament

You must pre-register as a participant on our website and submit a minimum of $200 in donations and download the FishDonkey mobile app on your smart phone or tablet. You will be asked to sign a waiver, releasing organizers and sponsors of any liability during the tournanent.

 

RULES

Island Lake Tournament

Please review our rules for Island Lake to ensure you are aware of the rules of the tournament. Rules are subject to change due to the pandemic and changes in our event.  In addition, behavior that is not respectful of others or our mission, will not be tolerated. 

 

Virtual Tournament

Rules for the Virtual Tournament are available. Please keep in mind, rules may change due to changes in the event based on the pandemic.

 

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