Holes for Heroes is an ice fishing tournament put on by a Christian organization named Fishing For Life. Fishing for Life operates various fishing events, generally using youth to raise money for various charitable causes and ministries. The Holes for Heroes event is targeted at military families. Infrasupport helps bring a commercial grade Internet connection to a frozen corner of Medicine Lake every year to connect military families with loved ones serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.
Here is a piece from WCCO TV in Minneapolis about the 2013 event on Feb. 2, 2013. Greg Scott gets a couple seconds of anonymous fame in the very beginning of the story. He is the tall, skinny guy with the hat trying to focus a webcam in one of the opening camera shots.
KKMS Radio, AM 980, also broadcasts a radio show from the event. An Infrasupport firewall handles all the traffic, prioritizing what should go in real time and what can wait a few extra milliseconds.
By the way, this is one of the “coolest” events Infrasupport supports. Cool in two ways:
1 – It’s just cool to bring a high tech Internet connection to the middle of a frozen lake and use it for a demanding application.
2 – The temperature that day was barely above zero – and that’s really cool!