27th ALS Fishing Tournament returning in full force, spots still open

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The 27th annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament will return to the Northland on June 4th. As of Friday, May 20th there was still nearly 300 registration spots available.

Anglers can choose compete at the traditional site of Island Lake on June 4th, or virtually anywhere that Saturday. In-person teams must raise at least $250 to participate and virtual anglers need to raise a minimum of $200.

Tournament director Blake Kolquist shared that, "we’re excited to be back again and getting back to more our normal format, both up on Island Lake and our virtual tournament again as we’re offering that. And we’re really excited to be back at UMD for our banquet and our awards program."

Returning after a two year hiatus the kickoff banquet will be held Friday, June 3rd at UMD’s Ward Wells Field House. Anglers can check in from 5-8pm, during which flight times will be drawn.

MLB legends Kent Hrbek, Terry Stienbach, and Jim Johnson will all in attendance. All proceeds from the tournament will go towards benefiting those living with ALS.

"When you look back 27 years ago when we started, we didn’t even know what ALS was. Now what’s really exciting is the research side," Kolquist said. "There’s a lot of different trials and platform trials out there now available, especially even in Duluth. There’s a lot more progress being made which is really why we’re doing what we’re doing."

To register for the tournament, or for more information, click here.