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A Life Jacket Made to Display on a Wall

BoatUS Foundation to Auction Life Jacket Signed by Bassmaster Classic Pros

Signed by over a dozen '14 Bassmaster Classic pros including (L to R) David Mullins, Randy Howell, and Paul Elias, this life jacket is better suited for framing than life saving.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 12, 2015 – What good is a life jacket that isn’t going near the water anytime soon? Daring to grow a new category of collectables is the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, auctioning off a never used, BoatUS inflatable life jacket by Mustang at eBay. Bid on it here: www.ebay.com/itm/Autographed-Life-Jacket-Signed-by-Bassmaster-Classic-Pros-/141534006289 Donated by TowBoatUS Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee, this one-of-a kind lifesaving device has been autographed by most of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic contenders and additional fishing personalities, including the 2014 Classic champion Randy Howell and Mark "Z-Train" Zona. The auction starts today and all money raised will go to support safe and clean boating programs at the Foundation. 

“This would be a perfect addition to any man cave or fishing/outdoor room or the gift of a lifetime for any angler,” said BoatUS Brand Engagement Coordinator Dustin King. “The life jacket itself retails for over $200 but the signatures are priceless.” Additional autographs include those from four-time Classic winner Kevin Van Dam, Jeff Kriet, Brent Chapman, Stephen Browning, Fred Rumbanis, Matt Lee, Skeet Reese, Paul Elias, Clay Dyer, Gerald Swindle and Ray Scott, founder of BASS.
 
“Of course, the winning bidder can wear it on the lake or show it to their buddies at the fishing club, but it probably looks best framed hanging on a wall,” added King, “and it beats collecting baseball cards or ceramic unicorns.”
 
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About the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:
 
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the over half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the non-profit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 33 free state courses – can be found at BoatUS.org/courses.