The Fish & Chip celebrity weekend is one of the Inland Northwest’s most unique and noteworthy non-profit fundraising events. Original created by the Michael Roos Foundation in 2009, this one-of-a-kind two-day event has welcomed hundreds of guests from across the country and has had over 65 current NFL players as well as a few NFL legends participate.
Spokane, Washington plays host to this unique multi-day celebrity event that has benefited over 15 different non-profit and charitable organizations. The 2015 Fish & Chip benefited six different non-profit organizations, one being the Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County, which received over $50,000 as well as a passenger van.
During the Fish & Chip celebrity weekend, NFL players are paired with local participants and sponsors to create unforgettable teams that compete in a fun-filled bass fishing tournament and golf tournament. These tournaments are intended for every skill level and serve as the perfect opportunity to spend time getting to know the guys you’ve only ever seen play on football Sunday.
Over the years, some of the NFL’s biggest names have participated in the Fish & Chip, including: Jared Allen, Dick Butkus, Kenny Easley, Randy Moss, Golden Tate, Roy Lewis, Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Scott, Deone Bucannon, Marquess Wilson, Brock Coyle, Deshawn Shead, Max Unger, David Stewart, Jake Locker and Michael Roos to name a few.
Dick Butkus 2013

Hall of Famer, Dick Butkus has been a participant in the Fish & Chip Tournament multiple times throughout the years.

Gift from the Michael Roos Foundation to the Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County 2015

The Michael Roos Foundation donates a passenger van to the Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County in 2015.