The directors of the Emo Walleye Classic extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nevin Bonot, one of our founding directors – and one of our dearest friends.

Nevin was a part of the group that came together to create the Emo Walleye Classic, and gave his time, his talents and his energy to our committee every year for the last thirteen years. Always a smiling face behind the bar, Nevin was one of our most reliable and dedicated committee members.

Whatever we had to do, wherever Nevin was needed, he was there.

Even as diabetes made it more difficult for Nevin to help, he was a fixture at the tournament, cruising the floor on his wheels, and holding court at the back of the arena.

We will dearly miss him at this year’s tournament, and for all our tournaments to come. We have lost a great friend.