Pay It Forward 2020

Save the date – Pay It Forward 2020 in Baudette, MN, Lake of the Woods, Walleye Capital of the World, is August 31-September 3, 2020. The 7th Annual Pay It Forward 2020 is a 3 Night/2 Day Fishing Extravaganza Pbringing injured and disabled Veterans to Lake of the Woods to honor, recognize and celebrate the people who have served our country in all branches of the service.  It is our desire in creating this event to lead persons to healing and happiness. Many sponsors organize this great opportunity for veterans each year. About 60 participants are treated to guided fishing trips, outdoor fish frys, banquets, speakers, music and accommodations.

Many area resorts and businesses plus fishing companies sponsor the Pay It Forward event by providing funds, lodging and delicious food. It takes many volunteers to make this event happen. Here are some kind words spoken by past attendees. “The Event is a don’t miss summer fishing outing for your bucket list. Great walleye fishing combined with a great cause. What’s not to like?” “This trip was amazing! I can not thank everyone involved enough! We had an absolute blast fishing. Can’t wait to be back up there!”

Pay It Forward 2020 starts out with a Meet and Greet session, dinner and a program at an area resort. The next day Charter Fishing starts out bright and early. That evening dinner and a program will be at another area resort.  The second full day will also be charter fishing, ending with our famous fish fry, one of two in the area during the summer months. Veterans of all ages, young and old, male or female are encouraged to attend.  Visit or go to to see great pictures and gather insite on the event.  For even more information contact Lake of the Woods Tourism Director, Joe Henry at to make your application.great gathering for a fish fry at the lake

Our community invites you to participate in this event to say thank you to the disabled service members and their families who have served and fought on our behalf to protect the freedom that allows each and every one of us to pursue our dreams. Their sacrifices should be Paid Forward as a debt of gratitude and we welcome them to be guests in our community.

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