Someone forgot to inform Mother Nature about the importance of freezing temperatures to hold an ice fishing tournament to fight cancer. Because of our unseasonable temperatures and inconsistent ice conditions, we have canceled our Fishing for the Cure ice fishing tournament scheduled for February 17, 2024.
All funds raised from 2024 entry tickets sales will go directly to our team contribution to the Douglas County Relay for Life.
Because cancer does not stop, neither do our fundraising efforts. We may not be able to fish, but we are still able to make a difference for those fighting cancer. Our raffle drawing will still take place. Tickets can be purchased at Elden’s Fresh Foods, Paul’s Small Engine, Christopherson Bait, Osakis True Value, or Alexandria Industries. If raffles are not your thing, please contact Alexandria Industries to contribute a donation which will go to the Douglas County Relay for Life. We know many of you are just as determined to find a cure for cancer as we are. Thanks for making a difference and we will see you on the ice in 2025!

Fishing for the Cure Alexandria Industries Fishing For the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge

Anyone who has attended will tell you that the Fishing For the Cure Ice Fishing Challenge is one of the most fun and meaningful fishing tournaments ever!

What's better than a great day ice fishing with family and friends, while also knowing you are raising money for a good cause?

Our 2023 tournament continued with its reputation for being a fun, family friendly event. We broke our attendance record with 1,564 people – moms, dads, kids, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends – having fun catching fish and watching the leaderboard to see where their name would land on the list of 100 prizes. Altogether, with support from so many people, we raised a record $125,000 at our 2023 tournament!

Alexandria Industries, American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Fishing For the Cure, national award winner

Prizes were awarded for the top 50 fish in two fish categories – large fish (Northern and Walleye) and small fish (Crappie, Perch and Sunfish). The person with the smallest fish that made the leaderboard during the tournament, won the biggest fish prize!

The Fishing for the Cure event honors those who are fighting cancer, those who have fought cancer and won, and those who have suffered from cancer and are no longer with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Bring the Kids

Every participating child 12 and under receives a gift.

Interested in Clothing?

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This event would not happen without our amazing sponsors!

Get Involved

Feel the passion! Get involved! Volunteer!

Organized By

Alexandria Industries' employees are people making a difference in the lives of others. This is one of many efforts.

See you February 15, 2025!

Why We Fish

We fish to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Douglas County. All proceeds are donated to Relay For Life.

If you have a passion to fight cancer, we graciously accept all donations. Alexandria Industries' Fishing for the Cure is part of a
501 (c) (3), non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Event Coordinators

Robbie Betterman
(320) 491-7205

Nancy Waldorf
(320) 808-1932

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