The 477th Fighter Group organization isconducting their Third Annual IceFishing Tournament at the Palmer Elks Lodge on Finger Lake on February 15th, 2014 ( 9am-3pm). They are an elite group ofArctic Reservists at JBER/Elmendorf AFB that fly, maintain, and support theF-22 Raptor. The organization is made up of full-time Air Reserve Techniciansand Traditional Reservists. The framework of their Group consists of Alaskancitizens that sacrifice one weekend a month and 15 days year for military duty.The members regularly volunteernumerous hours in support of Alaskan communities. These volunteerefforts include monthly food-line service at Beans Cafe, Glen Highway clean up,participation in local school events, working with Girl and Boy Scouts, medicalsupport to remote villages, Anchorage Special Olympics, VFW, Hunters EducationPrograms, ELKS, Toys for Tots, the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon, raising moneyfor the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alaska, coaching various high schoolsports programs, and many more.
The organization is hoping to make thisyear's tournament the best ever and turn this into the largest Ice FishingTournament in the state. Last year there were 500 participants in the event.The Alaska Healing Hearts will also be participating in the event this year.
The tournament will also be doing a raffle atthe event. Some of the items they will be raffling off:
Jiffy Propane Ice Auger
Aqua-Vu underwater camera
DON'T FORGET YOUNEED YOUR 2014 FISHING LICENSE FOR AGES 16 AND OLDER. Fishing Holes will bedrilled FREE for those without augers!!
In two short years the tournament hasgrown by 100% - this year they are looking to grow the event even more and theyreally focus on making this a family event every year. They have separate categories for Adults andYOUTH. With the main focus is being on the youth. They recognize everyyouth who participates.
And the BESTPart is all children 12 years of age and under participate FREE with a payingAdult.
Let's all help the troops who do so much for our communities and non-profit organizations by taking the whole clan, YESMOMMA TOO, for a great day on the ice with a lot of great folks
1st Place Adult Category is going home with over $700 worth of gear/items. Kids category prizes are stacked also. There will also be several prizes handed out through out the day if your the first one to catch a fish that's on the prize list. So every fish you catch could potential be a winner.
Adult Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for longest fish caught during tournament hours.
Children Prizes (12 and Under) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for longest fish caught during tournament hours.
$15.00 entry fee, 12 and under free!!!!
Concessions available/holes drilled for free!!!
For more Information: Check out the 477th web page and like us on Facebook. Let us know if your planning on coming to the Ice Fishing Tournament. http://www.477fg.afrc.af.mil FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/events/1437...437025/?ref=22