SAN ANTONIO, Texas, February 3, 2015 -- The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) announces that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2015 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship. Now in its10th Anniversary year, the event will be held May 20-22 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. The Championship is the final of four tournaments in the rapidly expanding Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series slated for this year. BoatUS has been the title sponsor of the Championship since its inception.
Starting with the first Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship held on Lake Lewisville in 2006, student anglers have benefitted, both on the water and off, from the relationship with BoatUS. A decade later, collegiate anglers continue to be able to tap into BoatUS’ 24/7 on water towing and roadside assistance services, information, and more at each Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series event.
“Ten years ago there were little to no opportunities for college students to compete against their peers in the angling arena,” said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston, “And we were very fortunate to partner with a group of folks committed to growing the sport. We felt BoatUS could add significantly in terms of giving the services needed by these young anglers, and helping to instill a higher level of safety. While collegiate angling has exploded, BoatUS remains committed to those principles as well as to our sponsorship of the biggest and best collegiate tournament angling program in the country.”
Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the Association of Collegiate Anglers, said, “College bass fishing probably would not exist in its current state without BoatUS first stepping up to the plate over a decade ago. Since first becoming involved in college fishing, BoatUS has provided so much over the past decade from education on safety issues and boating issues, offering important services like insurance, towing and more as well a wide range of services both on and off the water to help ensure this next generation of anglers are prepared to safely and properly enjoy the waters across the nation.”
Leading up to the May event is a full week of festivities in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the series, to be announced soon. To find out how you can get signed up for your BoatUS membership and participant’s incentive plan, visit the Championship’s Discounts and Incentives page.
About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
BoatUS is the nation¹s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a fishing trip before it begins. On the water, we bring anglers safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night, and the BoatUS insurance program gives anglers the specialized coverage and superior service they need. We also stand up for boat owners’ rights on Capitol Hill and help keep them safe and our waters clean with help from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit BoatUS.com.
About the Association of Collegiate Anglers
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, four nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing. For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Cabela’s visit Cabelas.com, for more information on CarecoTV, visit www.carecotv.com.