7th annual Jiggin’ for Jayden Memorial Fishing Tournament raises $13,000.00 for Kinship
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – A total of $13,172.00 was raised during the 7th annual Jiggin’ for Jayden Memorial Fishing Tournament held at Veterans Memorial Park in Tomahawk on Saturday, July 16.
The funds will be donated to Kinship of Tomahawk, the community’s youth mentorship program.
“I cannot thank everyone enough for their continued support,” said organizer Lu Yenter.
Although no muskies were caught during this year’s tournament, plenty of panfish and game fish were reeled in.
Drew Gage took first place in the panfish category, followed by Brandon Raikowski in second and Julie Lieber in third.
In the game fish category, Steve Radtke-Waldburger took the top spot. Don Streeter finished in second place, and Ashley Raikowski placed third.
Over the last seven years, the Jiggin’ for Jayden Memorial Fishing Tournament has raised more than $60,000.00 for local foundations and organizations. This marks the fourth year that the funds raised went to Kinship.