Raising funds for TrueMentors

The 16th Annual Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament took place last month and was a roaring success, raising $22,424 for TrueMentors mentoring programs. Beyond the obvious ice fishing, the day’s festivities also included ice golf, food vendors, live music, apparel sales, a crackling bonfire, raffle prizes and loads of laughter.

Each $5 entry ticket for the fish weigh-in went directly to support TrueMentors. These much needed funds help support youth and mentors in our various mentoring programs- Community Based, School Based, TrueBlue Academy and Parks in Focus. In 2021, 88 youth participated in TrueMentors programming.

“Donations allow us to continue our program offerings in Newaygo County. Youth always need additional positive role models to look up to, and TrueMentors provides the foundation for us to offer just that. The success of Dam to Dam really helps ensure we have trained and qualified staff in our programs, and engaging programming and curriculum for youth,” stated Lisa Brown, TrueMentors Program Manager.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Leinenkugel’s and WLAV Radio. Keep an eye out for information on the 2023 event!