ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild and Ron Schara Productions jointly announced today that the second annual Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament presented by Alumacraft raised $30,000 for charity.
The Minnesota Wild Coaches Team captained by Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and Ron Schara won the event and have chosen United Heroes League to receive $5,000. The Minnesota Wild Foundation will receive the remaining proceeds. The event was held at Izatys Resort on Mille Lacs Lake and featured a VIP event July 13 followed by the fishing tournament and a free Bash on the Beach event July 14 presented by What's the Scoop? ice cream shop.
Four teams, with five boats each, participated in the Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament. Team sponsors included FVP, LaCannes Marine, Tito's Handmade Vodka and West Bend Insurance. Each boat included a celebrity, a fishing guide and a paid participant. Celebrities included Minnesota Wild players Luke Kunin, Matt Hendricks, Zach Parise, Nick Seeler and Jason Zucker; Minnesota Wild Coaches Bruce Boudreau, Dean Evason, Darby Hendrickson, Bob Mason and Bob Woods; General Manager Paul Fenton, Assistant General Manager Tom Kurvers; Minnesota Wild Alumni Keith Ballard, Andrew Brunette, Ryan Carter, Antti Laaksonen and Jordan Leopold along with current and former NHL players Zach Bogosian, Paul Broten, Jack Carlson and Shane Gersich.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With help from Wild players, the Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed more than $3.2 million in grants to hockey programs and children's medical related charities and has dispersed more than $1.5 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program to help create a Greater State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $16 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. For more, visit wild.com/foundation.
Ron Schara Productions is Minnesota's premier outdoor media company known for compelling AND award-winning television storytelling. The RSP team currently produces eight local, regional, and nationally-televised shows including Emmy Award winners "Due North Outdoors" and the company flagship, "Minnesota Bound". Located in the heart of Minnesota's Twin Cities, the RSP production facility houses a state-of-the-art production studio, six edit suites, a full line-up of HD cameras, on-site audio, and a graphics department.
Izatys Resort is located on the south side of Mille Lacs Lake only 90 miles from the Twin Cities. The lake is the second largest in Minnesota but second to none for viewing sunsets. It is a great recreational lake, well known as the Walleye capital of Minnesota, and is ranked as one of the top three bass fishing lakes in the world. Izatys Resort Features a hotel, lakeside townhouses, clubhouse, multiple banquet facilities, wedding point and a well renowned chef. Amenities include: Black Brook, an award winning John Harbottle designed golf course; Izatys harbor, a 124 slip protected marina with rental slips; Pontoon, fishing boats, sailboat, kayak, and paddle board rental fleet; Outdoor pool, hot tub, bar, and sand volleyball court. Featured amenities also include tennis and pickle ball courts, a day spa, indoor pool and sauna, swimming beach, and fishing pier.