MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some local veterans got to take part in some friendly competition out on the ice Saturday.

The Holes for Heroes fishing tournament was held on Medicine Lake Saturday afternoon.

It’s a free fishing event for Minnesota Military Veterans and their families.

More than $5,000 in prizes was given away.

Some of the awards given were for largest fish caught, the smallest fish and the most of one type of fish reeled in.

The event was hosted by Fishing for Life, a nonprofit that provides free fishing and outdoor programs in the Twin Cities.