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Serving the Children of the World

Tri-Cities Kiwanis Salmon Tournament for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Thursday, May 26 and
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Tri-Cities Kiwanis Salmon Tournaments combine support for pediatric care with a fun day of energetic and enjoyable fishing for young patients, sponsors and guests!

Tri-Cities Kiwanis understands that care for pediatric injury and illness starts at home, but sometimes requires dedicated facilities in West Michigan and beyond. All net proceeds of our two annual Salmon Tournaments support pediatric care locally at North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCH), regionally at DeVos Children's Hospital, and nationally at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Tournament sponsors are assigned to professional charter boats for a morning of exciting salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. Each boat holds up to six participants, and sponsors can invite anyone they wish — family, friends, employees or customers.

The tournament also offers fishing opportunities for young patients currently undergoing treatment at DeVos Children's Hospital, and sponsorship of patient VIP boats is available.

Boats Depart at 5:45 a.m. from Chinook Pier, Grand Haven. Refreshments are available before departure. Boats Return at 12:00 p.m. to Chinook Pier and all fish are sent to weigh-in. A hot dog lunch is provided. A short program precedes the awarding of prizes.

Grand prizes are awarded for the largest fish in Sponsor and Patient VIP categories. Recent prizes have included boat cruises, chartered fishing trips, and even a brand new kayak! Food, prizes and gifts for sponsors and VIPs are often donated by West Michigan individuals and businesses. 

Inclement weather:  Our charter captains make the call on Tournament morning if the weather is not suitable. Unless travel is unsafe, sponsors and participants should come to Chinook Pier. In the event the tournament is canceled, each set of participants may set up a separate day and time to fish with their assigned charter.

Sponsorship Overview: Download the Sponsorship Form to get started! Scroll down to see last year's sponsors.

Angel Sponsor — $5,000

  • Three boats holding up to 18 participants.
  • May donate one or two boats to Patient VIPs.
  • Name or logo displayed on sponsor banner.
  • Opportunity to address event attendees.

Hope Sponsor — $3,500

  • Two boats holding up to 12 participants.
  • May donate one boat to Patient VIPs.
  • Name or logo displayed on sponsor banner.

Star Sponsor — $2,000

  • One boat holding up to 6 participants.
  • Name or logo displayed on sponsor banner.

Patient VIP Boat Sponsor — $2,000

  • One boat holding 3 patient VIPs and their adult chaperones.
  • Sponsor name or logo displayed on sponsor banner.

Patient VIP Benefactor — $750

  • Provides opportunity for one patient VIP to fish.

Additional gifts toward food, prizes, and printing are gladly accepted.

Tournament Grand Admiral: Earl O'Brien
Secretary Amy Urick
Click here to send an email, or call (616) 644-5715

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Sponsorship Form

Letter from NOCHS
Letter from DeVos
Letter from St.Jude


2015 Sponsors, May Event:

Angel Sponsor:  Metal Flow Corporation

Star Sponsors:

K&R Services
Lily Products
M & S Companies / Rooms of G.R.
Midwest Juice
Premier Finishing, Inc.
Quality Tool & Stamping Co, Inc
Dr. Raymond Rabideau / Dr. Gary Doublestein
Seaver Finishing
Suburban Inns
Verplank Trucking

Patient VIP Sponsors:

Dyna-Plate, Inc.
Ottawa County Medical Society
Scott E. DeBoer Memorial Fund (GHACF)
Westwind Construction
Suburban Inns

Donors, Prizes and Gifts:

Freemont Ford
Brian Butts of Sea Flea Charters
Ken Melvin of Tammy Too Charters
Outcast River Guides
Days Inn
Sweet Temptations
Old Boys
Orchard Market
Buffalo Bob’s
Magnum Coffee
Steve Hass of @HomeRealty
The "Cookie Lady," Jan Hamilton of Montague
Shoreline Insurance
Joe Legros of Edward Jones
McDonalds of Whitehall
Michigan Rag
... and several Chinook Pier shops
    who made donations on tournament day.

2015 Sponsors, July Event:

Angel Sponsors: 
Metal Flow Corporation

Star Sponsors:

Automatic Spring
Flannery Machine & Tool
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Paradigm Jet
Premier Finishing
PVI Industrial Washing
Shape Corp
Suburban Inns
Varnum LLP

Patient VIP Sponsors:

Global Concepts
NOCH Medical Staff
S2 Yachts, Inc.
Brenner Oil Company

Donors, Prizes and Gifts:

Brian Butts of Sea Flea Charters
Buffalo Bob's
Chip Klein of HitMan Charters
David J & Sandra J Klaassen Fund
Michigan Anglers Association
Days Inn
Jan Hamilton, Cookie Lady
Joe Legros, Edward Jones
Magnum Coffee Roastery
Michigan Rag Company
Old Boy's Brewhouse
Orchard Markets
Shoreline Insurance
Sport Clips
Steve Hass @Home Realty
Sweet Temptations