St. Paul, Minn. – On Saturday, February 6th, fishing enthusiasts from across the Midwest will be participating in the JP4 Foundation Ice Fishing Tournament presented by Two Bros Co. Although the ice fishing tournament will be headquartered on Prior Lake in Minnesota, participation is open to anyone fishing on any frozen lake within the United States.
Two Bros Co. is poised to become a serious contender in the fishing apparel business, just as the JP4 Foundation is beginning to become known for their youth impacting baseball camps. Two Bros Co. takes pride in being the JP4 Foundation’s tournament sponsor because they recognize the relationship building value inherent in the game of baseball.
“Believe it or not baseball is in our blood just as much as fishing. Partnering with the JP4 Foundation for their tournament felt like a perfect fit for us as a company,” said Two Bros co-founder, Nate Hanson. “While fishing apparel is what we do, we understand and recognize the importance of giving back to our community. We are also direct beneficiaries of the bonding aspect of being part of a team.”
Nate Hanson and Brandon O’Connell, founders of Two Bros Co., met each other on the ballfield as incoming freshman at University Wisconsin – Stout. Hanson and O’Connell both finished their careers at Stout as Co-Team Captains and both will stand up for one another at their weddings.
“Nate and I have always worked well with each other over the years and continue to support and push one another,” stated O’Connell. “Two Bros truly is evidence that a good idea only needs good people behind it.”
COVID concerns have been and will continue to be the primary consideration for the ice fishing tournament. As a result, tournament participation at tournament headquarters on Prior Lake will be open to a limited number of people. However, people from across the country can participate in the tournament, because it will run through the app, FishDonky. This app allows tournament participants to catch a fish, snap a quick picture, and release the fish back into the water all while the app automatically updates the leader board.
Tournament entry fees start at $20 with $100 cash prizes for leaders in all categories. All proceeds for this event will go toward expanding programming for the JP4 Foundation in 2021. Additional sponsorships ranging $250 to $1,250 are still available. For more information, please contact tournament director, Cory Glieden at 952-240-8030.
The JP4 Foundation is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of youth through baseball and views baseball as a vehicle for instilling key life skills like teamwork, resiliency, humility, commitment, succeeding and failing with dignity and dealing with adversity.