A record $206,440 will be donated to local charities this year from proceeds raised during the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Camp Confidence will receive 70 percent of the proceeds, said Bob Slaybaugh, promotions coordinator for the Extravaganza, and about 70 other area organizations will receive between $250 to $5,000.
"It's great," said Slaybaugh. "The members feel so good when the donations come down, it motivates. Already plans are being made for next year's tournament."
Ticket sales provide the bulk of the proceeds, Slaybaugh said, and when the bills are paid, the rest of the money raised goes to the charities.
The previous donation record of $204,458 was set in 2001.
Organizations receiving proceeds from the Extravaganza are:
BARC, Lakes Area Lions Club, Volunteer Network, Bethany Good Samaritan, Lakes Area Senior Center, Rotary Literacy Program, Boy Scout Troop 83, Lake Shore First Responders, the Brainerd Cheer Team, Land of Lakes Girl Scout Council.
Brainerd Community Action, Lutheran Social Services, Brainerd FFA, Missing Children of Minnesota, Brainerd Fire Department, Mounted Eagles, Brainerd July Fourth Celebration, NERF, Camp Sertoma, the National Guard/St. John's ROTC.
The city of Brainerd-Legionville, Nisswa Police Reserve, Central Lakes College Law Enforcement, Our Place, CLC Scholarship Fund, PAH, Confidence Learning Center, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, Crisis Line, Pillager Family Resource Center.
Crow Wing Civil Air Patrol, PORT Group Homes, Children's Justice, RSVP, Crow Wing County Mentor Program, Relay for Life, Crow Wing County Dive Team, Rhythm of the Rails, East Gull Lake First Responders, Sexual Assault Services.
The FFA Scholarship Fund, Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, Food Shelf, Ski Gull Ski Patrol, Friends of the Orphans, Special Olympics of Brainerd and Pillager, Friendship Dinner Board of Pine River, Timber Bay, GALA, Troop 43 Boy Scouts.
Gillette Children's Hospital, Troop 45 Boy Scouts, Gold Medal Arena, Woodland Good Samaritan, HART Animal Rescue, Troop 220 Handicapped Scout, Habitat for Humanity, Northland Arboretum, Jaycee Park Fund, Brainerd Symphonic Band.
Junior Achievement, Crow Wing County Historical Society, KAWB Public Television, Brainerd Grad Blast, Lake Country Parish (St. Alice Youth), Community Action Jaycee Fund, Lakes Area BMX, Nisswa Fire Department, Lakes Area Chaplaincy and Brainerd Public Library.
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