The Danny Hoggard Ice Fishing Tournament (DHIFT) is a registered 501(c)3 organization where the proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The organization was formed in 2014 after our buddy, Danny, lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 34.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and basically just an all around talented outdoorsman.  Sadly, he left behind his wife- Kelli, and 2 young boys- Beau and Aidan.  

In an effort to not let his memory fade we have started an annual ice fishing tournament, where all proceeds are “Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.”

Since the development of the tournament we continue to grow and take the event very seriously. We also have a team committed to making this event as successful and organized as possible.   We have been referenced as Northern Illinois' premier ice fishing tournament, and have been lucky to receive generous donations ranging from a weekend resort trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, to varieties of fishing gear from such vendors as HT Enterprises, and others.