The Ike Foundation
About The Ike Foundation – The Ike Foundation was established in July 2014 by Michal Iaconelli with the main goal of getting more kids involved with the sport of fishing. The Ike Foundation will assist civic organizations, existing youth fishing organizations, and other charitable organizations in sponsoring events and functions which promote fishing to both inner city and rural youth. These events and functions will teach young people the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors and the responsibility each person has in order to maintain our planets natural resources.
Mission Statement - Our mission is to get more kids fishing and in the outdoors, especially youth in areas where those activities are not readily available.
Board of Trusties
- Michael J. Iaconelli
- Rebecca Iaconelli
- Carol Muracco
Coming in 2015 - We are currently planning and implementing additional aspects of the Ike Foundation, including:
- Ways to Donate and Get Involved
- The Ike Foundation Pledge - to take a kid fishing or to enjoy the outdoors
- Events and Projects - auctions, tournaments, waterway cleanups, etc.
- And More...
So, in the meantime, why don't you take a kid fishing?
Fishing with a Mission - Autism AwarenessAutism is the fastest growing disability in the United States. A child is diagnosed with Autism every 21 minutes and it now affects 1 in every 125 children in the US. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities defined by significant impairments in social interaction and communication and the presence of unusual behaviors and interests.
Many people with ASDs also have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to different sensations. Since the diagnosis of ASD relies on the description of behavior, there is no straight foward clinical diagnosis or simple blood test.
ASD begins before the age of three and lasts throughout the persons life. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and is four times more likely to occur in boys than in girls.
Visit My Little Buddy's Boat - A site dedicated to Autism Awareness.