The 4th Annual Dam-to-Dam Ice Fishing Tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County was a HUGE success! Totals for the event are not yet complete but preliminary numbers suggest this is the biggest event thus far: 800 + fishing contest entrants; 2300 raffle tickets sold; more sponsors; more events and more prizes... and an official web site!
The "Dam She's Hot" contest took place on Friday night, February 12 at the newly re-opened Driftwood Bar and Grill on Croton Pond. Twenty contestants vied for the coveted crown, too many to fit on the stage at once. Two rounds of competition culminated in the crowd selecting our reigning queen.
Contestants had to spell Leinenkugel's correctly (creative spellings included: B-E-E-R; G-O-O-D-N-E-S-S; and even "I can't spell it"), describe their perfect date which included a six-pack of Leinenkugel's, and demonstrate their sexiest cast. The winner received bragging rights for one year plus a Leinenkugel jacket as well as a keep-sake plaque.
Outer Vibe entertained the packed house all night.
Fishermen, women and children began setting up "fish camp" early Saturday morning. Prime real estate went quickly. Parking anywhere near the ice went even quicker!
Fish were scarce this day. Friends, Family, and Fun were in abundance.
Fishing awards and raffling prizes took place in the afternoon. Check back soon to view the virtual photo book of this year's events.
Leinenkugel and WLAV were again corporate sponsors of the event. Many local businesses were featured sponsors as well. Please visit the official web site for the most current listing of sponsors. Thank you Newaygo County and West Michigan for coming out and supporting such a worthwhile cause.
Please visit our facebook page to see more pictures of this year's event. Send us your best shot of the tournament weekend for your chance to win some great prizes from Freeze Frame Publishing. For more details read the photo contest blog post. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing copies of pictures or to purchase your own copy of the commemorative photo book.
See you on the ice in 2011!