Ice Fishing for a Good Cause: $136,000 Donated to Charity from Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza

Brainerd, MN—The 33rd Annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza Committee gathered for a celebration with the team at Confidence Learning Center for a check presentation earlier this week. The Brainerd Jaycees donated a total of $72,388.59 to Confidence Learning Center, the main beneficiary of the Extravaganza. Other donations totaling $63,832.50 were contributed to other local area non-profit groups who all come together for a spectacular day on the ice and support their causes through hard work, dedication, and a love of ice fishing.

The Brainerd Jaycees are grateful to all participants, contestants, sponsors, and area businesses for their ongoing support.

Tickets for the 2024 contest are now available for the 34th annual event scheduled for February 3rd, 2024. Visit for all contest details and to purchase tickets.

The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the world’s largest charitable ice fishing contest held annually since 1991 on Gull Lake in Minnesota, where thousands of anglers compete for over $300,000 in cash and prizes while supporting local charities. The event has donated over $4 million to charities in its 33-year history, with the Confidence Learning Center as the primary beneficiary.

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