The Lake Youth Foundation

Lake Youth Foundationwas formed in 2005 by Lake of the Woods residents to help support the youth in our community.  LYF is an non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to funding programs that promote the values of community service, citizenship and leadership.  "HELP OUR YOUTH REACH FOR THE STARS!"   Learn more

Upcoming Events

Visit with Santa!

Mark your calendars for Saturday December 10th to bring your children for a great visit with Santa!  In order to have plenty of time with each child, he requested that we make reservations just like we have done for the last few years.  Please call Gayla Gamble at 972-3379 beginning Monday, November 28th at 9am to make an appointment at a time between 3:30 and 6:30pm.  Parents and grandparents are invited to bring their cameras to take as many pictures as they desire.  Cookies, juice and coffee will be available after your visit.

The Lake Youth Foundation does not charge participants, but we always accept donations from individuals, organizations and companies to help us with our many activities, events and scholarship programs.

Recent Events

20th Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament

The front entrance pond was the site for the 20th Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, May 14th.  The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in this event.  More than 240 fish were caught and released!  Each child was treated to two hours of fishing, a free lunch and fishing gear.  Trophy winners in each age group are as follows:

Ages 5 & 6
Longest Fish - Brayden Gaskill
Heaviest Fish - Genevieve Quichocho
Most Fish - Hunter Rasnick

Ages 7 & 8
Longest Fish - Kaydence Hill-Jiggetts
Heaviest Fish - Nicholas Coaston
Most Fish - Matt Betz

Ages 9, 10 & 11
Longest Fish - Scarlett Irrig
Heaviest Fish - Liam Rice
Most Fish - Anthony Quimper

Ages 12, 13 & 14
Longest Fish - Jordan Gore
Heaviest Fish - Jacob Bolls
Most Fish - Lillian Fario

The largest fish was 19 inches and weighed 3.5 pounds and the most fish caught by one person was 21.  What a great day it was for fishing!  Thanks to all of the volunteers and a special thanks to Hank Lewis for being the MC and Clearwater Grill for preparing lunch for everyone.

The Lake Youth Foundation would like to thank our sponsors:  LOWA, Connor’s Pest Protection, LOW Lions, LOW Lioness, LOW Bass Anglers, AARP Chapter 5239, Suzanne Brady of Century 21 Redwood and The Car Doctor.

 

LYF Supports the OCHS Robotics Team

The Lake Youth Foundation received a certificate of appreciation from the OCHS Hornets Robotics Team for their contribution and support.