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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!

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.
  • Name or logo displayed on sponsor banner.

Patient VIP Benefactor — $750

  • Provides opportunity for one patient VIP to fish.

Additional gifts and donations are gladly accepted!

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Letter from NOCHS
Letter from DeVos
Letter from St.Jude

 

Tournament Grand Admiral:
Earl O'Brien
Secretary Amy Urick
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or call (616) 644-5715

2016 Sponsors, May Event:

Angel Sponsor:  Metal Flow Corporation

Star Sponsors:
Dyna-Plate, Inc.
K&R Services
Lily Products
Premier Finishing, Inc.
Quality Tool & Stamping Co, Inc
Dr. Raymond Rabideau / Dr. Gary Doublestein
Seaver Finishing
Suburban Inns
Verplank Trucking

Patient VIP Sponsor:
Ottawa County Medical Society

Donors:
Doris Ducey
Ellen Eich
Mary Dawn Cooper
Maxine Veurink Trust
Midwest Juice
Shape Corporation
Westwind Construction

Prizes:
Ken Melvin of Tammy Too Charters
Outcast River Guides
Sweet Temptations
Best Buy
Michigan Rag Co.

Lodging for Patient VIPs:
Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Haven

Food:
Arturo's Tacos
Orchard Market
Sweet Temptations
Old Boys Brewhouse
Shoreline Insurance
Great Harvest Bread Company

Patient VIP Gifts:
Steve Haas @Home Realty
Chemical Bank
Rycenga Building Center
D Baker & Son Lumber
Walgreens
Culvers

2016 Sponsors, July Event:

Angel Sponsor:  Metal Flow Corporation

Star Sponsors:
Automatic Spring
PVI Industrial Washing
Suburban Inns
Varnum LLP

Patient VIP Sponsors:
Global Concepts

Donors:
Brenner Oil Company

 

Prizes:
Chip Klein of Hit Man Charters
Outcast River Guides
Sweet Temptations
Best Buy
Michigan Rag Co.

Lodging for Patient VIPs:
Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Haven

Food:
Arturo's Tacos
Orchard Market
Sweet Temptations
Old Boys Brewhouse
Shoreline Insurance
The Cookie Lady

Patient VIP Gifts:
Steve Haas @Home Realty
Chemical Bank
Rycenga Building Center
D Baker & Son Lumber
Walgreens
Culvers