In 2008, brothers Brian and Joe Kawlewski wanted to use their love of fishing to support a good cause. They decided to engage the community in an ice fishing tournament and fundraiser to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. They established the non-profit organization Fishin' for a Mission Inc., which has been raising money for St. Jude for more than a decade.
Anglers from all over central Wisconsin, and as far as Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota, visit Lake DuBay each year to participate in the annual Fishin' for a Mission Ice Fishing Tournament. Over the years participation has grown to nearly 1,000 attendees looking to bag the "big one" or just show their support.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is dedicated to advancing cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Their vision is that no child be denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.