20TH ANNUAL

DICK HILEY
ST. JUDE BASS CLASSIC

May 4 – 6, 2018

 

Quick Links

 

Join us for the 20th annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic, celebrating two decades of this unique fishing tournament on the Mississippi River. This year's tournament will consist of weigh-ins, a dinner banquet featuring a local St. Jude patient family and an opportunity for anglers to win a special "20 for 20" payout. All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Learn more about the history of the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic.

20 for 20 payout
 

Schedule of events

  1. Time
    Activity
    Location
    4 – 5 p.m.
    Team check-in
    Slippery's Bar and Grill
    10 Church Ave.
    Wabasha, Minnesota
    5 – 6:30 p.m. Mandatory tournament rules meeting
    Slippery's Bar and Grill
    10 Church Ave.
    Wabasha, Minnesota
  2. Time
    Activity
    Location
    5:30 a.m. Boat check in (breakfast and snack packs provided) Launch site
    6:30 a.m. All participants must be boat checked with tournament officials
     
    7 a.m. Tournament begins
     
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Weigh-in
    Ike's Park
    5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tournament Banquet Dinner
    Slippery’s Bar and Grill
  3. Time
    Activity
    Location
    5:30 a.m. Boat check in (breakfast and snack packs provided) Launch site
    6:30 a.m. All participants must be boat-checked with tournament officials
     
    7 a.m. Tournament begins
     
    3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Weigh-in
    Ike's Park
    4:30 p.m. Tournament award ceremony
     
 

Register

$350 entry fee before April 1, 2018
$400 entry fee after April 2, 2018

Fundraise

Anglers raised $370,000 in 2017. Let's top that in 2018.**
Read about fundraising

**Each participating team must meet a $500 fundraising minimum to participate in the tournament. Teams can raise money through side events, and through the online fundraising platoform. Anglers are encouraged to register online to create their personal pages to begin fundraising for the kids of St. Jude.

Start Fundraising

 

Information for Anglers and participating teams

Insurance policy

Insurance is required for all participating teams. Read the insurance policy here.

Tournament rules

Please see the following rules and regulations for the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic here.

Payout structure

Please see below for details of this year's payout structure, along with past tournament results here.

  1. Place Base Payout Bonus Payment
    1st $5,000 $2,500
    2nd $3,500 $1,750
    3rd $2,500 $1,250
    4th $1,500 $750
    5th $1,000 $500
    6th $900 $450
    7th $800 $400
    8th $700 $350
    9th $600 $300
    10th $500 $250

    More details

    • Raise $1,500 and your team qualifies for the Bonus Payout!
    • Raise $5,000 and your team qualifies for the 20th anniversary 20 for 20 payout – first place prize is $20,000!!
    • The enhanced payout is only for first place. The team that places second (and so on) will revert back to the original payout structure with the bonus payout being offered to teams raising $1,500+

Questions about the tournament? Please contact:

Melissa Bargmann
Melissa.Bargmann@stjude.org

 

About the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic

 

Sponsorship opportunities

  1. Benefits include:

    • Speaking opportunity and check presentation during final weigh-in
    • One boat entry into the 2018 Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic
    • Speaking opportunity during dinner banquet
    • Display banners at registration, dinner and weigh-ins
    • Tabling opportunity for promotional materials during weigh-in
    • Logo placement and sponsor recognition on all of the following:
      • More than 400 angler shirts and sweatshirts
      • More than 300 entry forms
      • All mailings
      • Official event posters
      • All press release and media communication
  2. Benefits include:

    • Speaking opportunity during dinner banquet
    • Tabling opportunity for promotional materials during weigh-in
    • Display banners at registration, dinner and weigh-ins
    • Recognition during banquet and weigh-ins
    • Logo placement and sponsor recognition on all of the following:
      • More than 400 angler shirts and sweatshirts
      • More than 300 entry forms
      • All mailings
      • Official event poster
      • All press release and media communication
  3. Benefits include:

    • Display banners at registration, dinner and weigh-ins
    • Recognition during banquet and weigh-ins
    • Logo placement and sponsor recognition on all of the following:
      • More than 400 angler shirts and sweatshirts
      • More than 300 entry forms
      • All mailings
      • Official event poster
  4. Benefits include:

    • Recognition during banquet and weigh-ins
    • Logo placement and sponsor recognition on all of the following:
      • More than 400 angler shirts and sweatshirts
      • More than 300 entry forms
      • All mailings
      • Official event poster

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact

Melissa Bargmann
ALSAC/St. Jude
Melissa.Bargmann@stjude.org
(952) 715-4400

 

Photos from the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic 1998 – 2017

View more photos below

Dick Hiley Photos page

 

Committee

 
 

Corey Waller
Committee Chair

Troy Barrett
Matt Hall

Aaron LaRoque
Eric Ronningen

John Schlee
Alison and Chad Springer 
Glenn Walker

 

Sponsors

 
 

CRAPPIE SPONSOR

SMSC

SUNFISH SPONSORS

Regular Girl
Nor'Wester

WHOPPER AWARD SPONSOR

Wenzel's Farm

RULES MEETING SPONSOR

cLASSIC bASS
 

Questions? Please contact:

Melissa Bargmann
ALSAC/St. Jude
Melissa.Bargmann@stjude.org
(952) 715-4409 | (888) 950-6466

Corey Waller 
Committee chair
cwallerbass1@hotmail.com 
(651) 214-8875

Mail checks to:

ALSAC/St. Jude
5353 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 500
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

More events in your area