On Tuesday September 1, 2015, the Mike Yeo Classic will take place on Lake Minnetonka. The Mike Yeo Classic is a Pro-am bass fishing tournament sponsored by Gander Mountain. As the name implies, it will be hosted by Minnesota Wild head coach, Mike Yeo, as he is an avid fisherman in the NHL offseason. The event will benefit the Pinky Swear Foundation and the Angel Foundation, both dedicated to giving families affected by cancer financial assistance.
Every boat featured in the tournament will include either a Minnesota Wild coach, player or other celebrity. Also included on the boat is an angler and a professional fishing guide. Ryan Carter, Justin Fontaine, Erik Haula, Zach Parise, Nate Prosser, Jordan Schroeder, Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker will all be present at the event.
The boats will depart from Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge in Spring Park, Minn. at 8:30 a.m. CT. Each team is given six hours to attempt to catch the largest bass, which will earn them the tournament trophy. Lord Fletcher’s will host a weigh-in afterward at 2 p.m., where members of the tournament will be able to bid on signed Wild gear during a silent auction. Since spacing is limited, only registered members will be able to attend the auction and weigh-in.
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