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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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We proudly present two tournaments for 2015:
Thursday, May 28 and Thursday, July 23

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 family, friends, employees, customers … or simply support with their donation.

The tournament also offers fishing opportunities for young patients currently undergoing treatment at DeVos Children's Hospital and NOCH, 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 at right to get started! Scroll down to see last year's sponsors.

Angel Sponsor — $5,000

  • Three boats holding up to six participants.
  • Premier mention in media coverage.
  • Name and/or logo displayed prominently.
  • Opportunity to address event attendees.

Hope Sponsor — $3,500

  • Two boats holding up to six participants.
  • Name and/or logo displayed prominently.

Star Sponsor — $2,000

  • One boat holding up to six participants.
  • Name displayed on event signage.

VIP Benefactor — $750

  • Sponsor a patient VIP to fish.

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

Tournament Grand Admiral: Earl O'Brien
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2014 Sponsors, May Tournament:

Dream+ Sponsor:
Metal Flow Corporation

Dream Sponsors:

Star+ Sponsor:
Premier Finishing, LLC

Star Sponsors:
Brenner Oil
Dr. Raymond P Rabideau, DO
Dyna-Plate, Inc. Star
John Queen Agency
K&R Metal Cleaning and Sorting
Lily Products
Midwest Juice
Quality Tool and Stamping
Seaver Finishing
Suburban Inns
Verplank Trucking Co.

Half Sponsor:
Jack King

Donations from:
Days Inn, Grand Haven
The Cookie Lady
Michigan Rag
Outcast River Guides
Earth's Edge
Buffalo Bob's
Old Boys Brew House
Orchard Market
Don's Tackle
Ken Melvin, Taxidermy

2014 Sponsors, July Tournament:

Angel+ Sponsors:
Metal Flow Corporation

Star Sponsors:
Automatic Spring Products Corp.
Flannery Machine & Tool
Global Concepts
IONA interactive
Paradigm Jet Management
Shape Corporation
Suburban Inns
Varnum LLP
Youth Fund of the Grand Haven
Area Community Foundation

Donations from:
Seaver Finishing
Days Inn, Grand Haven
Magnum Coffee
The Cookie Lady
The Wet Mitten
Sweet Temptations
Old Boys Brew House
McDonalds, Whitehall
Orchard Market
The Salvation Army, Grand Haven
Texas Roadhouse, Norton Shores
Peace Frogs
Chip Klein, Taxidermy