Thank you for participating in our inaugural Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament! The tournament is held in honor and memory of our founder who built this great organization. If you asked him how he was doing, he would often answer Livin’ the Dream, which is our theme for this year. (For more information on Jim, check out our Operation Double Dip series in success stories – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.)

The virtual tournament begins on September 12, 2020 and ends on October 11, 2020. We have four regions (Northeast, North Central, South and West) and seven tournaments total. Note when you register you will receive a text in the next few days with your iAngler coupon code for the regional tournament you choose.

There are several ways you can show your support – sign up to fish the tournament, purchase a tournament t-shirt and/or raffle tickets, donate, or become a sponsor (below). Click the button to take you to  your preferred option. Thank you for your support of our veterans, first responders and their families!

Tournament Rules by Region are outlined below:

Northeast Region Tournament Rules

North Central Region Rules

Southern Region Tournament Rules

Western Region Tournament Rules

Prize Packages for Each Region:

First Place

  • 2020 Jim Dolan Memorial Tournament Winner’s Plaque
  • TFO Rod – choice between HOW spinning and casting rod.
  • 2 HOW Drink Glasses (whiskey tumblers)
  • 2 HOW Koozies
  • Soft Sided cooler (Magellan Outdoors Realtree Xtra 30-Can Sport Cooler or comparable)
  • Yeti Rambler Mug

Second Place

  • HOW JDMT Second Place Certificate w/Frame
  • Personal Cooler (Igloo Contour™ 30 qt. Personal Cooler or comparable)
  • Yeti Rambler Mug
  • HOW Safety Trailer Flag

Third Place

  • HOW JDMT Third Place Certificate w/Frame
  • Yeti Rambler Mug
  • HOW Safety Trailer Flag


LEVEL 1 – Donate a raffle item to be listed on our ticketing / raffle software.

LEVEL 2 – $250 will get you a listing on our primary ticket software.

LEVEL 3 – $250 plus raffle gives you a listing on both our ticketing and angler tracking software.

LEVEL 4 – $500 gives you listings on our ticket and angler software plus social media posts during the tournament that include all sponsors.

LEVEL 5 – $500 plus a raffle item will get you everything in Level 4 plus an individual social media posts promoting your organization.

Thank you for sponsoring our inaugural Jim Dolan Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament! We appreciate your support. We will be in touch in regards to any raffle items being donated.

If you have questions, please contact Laura Armbruster at laura.armbruster@heroesonthewater.org.