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Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

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Brainerd, MN 56401

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The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the world's largest charitable ice fishing contest. It has been held annually for 28 years in Brainerd, MN. The volunteer-run Extravaganza draws over 10,000 anglers annually who compete for more than $150,000 in prizes. There are nearly 200 prizes ranging from a new Ford 4x4 Pick-up to Arctic Cat ATVs to Ice Castle Fish Houses and a number of other ice fishing related prizes – not one less than $250 in value. All of the proceeds are donated to area non-profit organizations with Confidence Learning Center—an outdoor center for persons with developmental disabilities (www.campconfidence.com)—being the primary beneficiary. It takes three days to set-up the event site which becomes the second largest city in Crow Wing County that Saturday. There are approximately 20,000 holes pre-drilled for the anglers to choose from. The Brainerd Jaycees are a community and leadership development organization for men and women ages 18-40. Founded in 1939 they have grown to over 130 members in the Brainerd Lakes area. Collectively the members of the Brainerd chapter donate over 20,000 hours and $250,000 to area charities and causes each year.

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