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The 25th annual

Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic

May 5 - 7, 2023 | Wabasha, MN

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Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Tournament
 

The Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic is a two-day bass tournament held on the Upper Mississippi River and hosted by the city of Wabasha, MN.  Tournament weekend includes live weigh-ins on Saturday and Sunday, a celebratory banquet dinner on Saturday night that features a local St. Jude patient family, fundraising awards and more. The tournament concludes on Sunday afternoon with an awards ceremony where the winning team has a chance to walk away with $25,000 (with qualifying fundraising)!

Be part of history with the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic – the largest and only bass fishing tournament for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – raising over $5.8 million since 1999. This year, we look forward to celebrating 25 years with the goal of raising $1 million for the kids of St. Jude!

 
 

Event details

 
 
 

Event schedule

  1. TBD

    Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Hospitality Room
    AmericInn Wabasha – 150 Commerce Drive, Wabasha MN

     
  2. TBD Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Hospitality Room
    AmericInn Wabasha – 150 Commerce Drive, Wabasha MN
    5 – 7 p.m. Team Gathering (Optional but encouraged – Dinner provided. Cash Bar)
    Location – TBD
     
  3. 5:30 a.m.

    Day one boat check
    Izaak Walton Park – Hot breakfast provided by Heidi’s HuggaMug Café
    6:30 a.m. All participants must be boat checked with tournament officials
    7 a.m. Tournament begins
    • Flight 1: 7:00 a.m.
    • Flight 2: 7:20 a.m.
    • Flight 3: 7:35 a.m.
    • Flight 4: 7:50 a.m.
    3:30 – 5 p.m. Weigh–in
    Izaak Walton Park
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

    Celebratory banquet dinner
    Wabasha Coffee Mill Ski Chalet
    99 Coulee Way, Wabasha, MN

    • 5:45pm – Doors Open and Dinner Served
    • 6:30pm – Program Begins
     
  4. 5:30 a.m.

    Day two boat check-in
    Izaak Walton Park – Hot breakfast provided by Heidi’s HuggaMug Café
    6:30 a.m. All participants must be boat checked with tournament officials
    7 a.m. Tournament begins
    • Flight 1: 7:00 a.m.
    • Flight 2: 7:20 a.m.
    • Flight 3: 7:35 a.m.
    • Flight 4: 7:50 a.m.
    3:30 – 5 p.m. Weigh-in
    Izaak Walton Park
    5 p.m.  Tournament awards ceremony
    Izaak Walton Park
     
 
 

Become a sponsor

By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Katie Cummings
katie.cummings@alsac.stjude.org
(612) 368 – 5804

 
 
Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic original committee
 

The Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic was started by a group of anglers from Minnesota and Wisconsin with a common love and passion for both fishing and the kids of St. Jude.

The first tournament, which was held in 1999 and hosted at Treasure Island Resort and Casino, raised $11,000. Today, 25 years later, The Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic has grown to be one of the biggest charity bass fishing tournaments in the nation — not only the largest for St. Jude but the only tournament and event of its kind.

Over the last 24 years, over 400 anglers have come together each May and have raised over $5.8 million to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A lot has changed in 25 years, but one thing that has not changed is the unwavering commitment and dedication that the anglers have for the kids and the mission of St. Jude.

 
Dick Hiley tournament timeline from 1999 to 2022
 
 

Event history

 
 
 

2022 Event highlights

 
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Highlights from the 24th annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic in Wabasha, Minnesota. Listen to interviews with supporters, watch anglers showing off their big catches, and hear emotional words from a St. Jude patient family.

 
 
 
 

Committee

 
 

Co-chair: Joe Hall 

Mike Auten · Elizabeth Hall · Matt Hall · Sam Hall · Cory Hauk · Jason Howland · Aaron LaRocque · Glenn Walker · Corey Waller

 

Event information

 
 

For additional event information and details, contact:
Gretchen Simon
gretchen.simon@alsac.stjude.org
(612) 791 – 8804

 
 
 
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