Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Association of Collegiate Anglers Announces Cabela's School of the Year Sponsorship

fishing t-shirt, fly fishing t-shirt, field dress
If I would've known the future of fishing and competitive angling (I just dig saying competitive angling), my college life would've seemed normal...beer and fishing in the land of 10,000 lakes. I'm sure it's just a matter of time before bass fishing is an Olympic sport. I put odds on the 2024 Summer Games. Any thoughts?

San Antonio, Texas 
Already a long-term supporter of competitive collegiate bass fishing, Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, has expanded its commitment to the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA). As part of the commitment, Cabela's is now Title Sponsor of the ACA School of the Year Program. As part of the multi-year partnership, more than $35,000 in Cabela's gift cards will be awarded annually at ACA collegiate events nationwide, and collegiate anglers will have additional opportunities to earn Cabela's Angler Cash bonuses, among other unique opportunities.

"Cabela's has a long tradition of supporting youth and next-generation outdoor programs," said Scott Williams, Cabela's Chief Marketing Officer. "We consider Collegiate Bass Fishing the premier event of its kind. College anglers are important as ambassadors of all that is good about outdoor sports. They are at the forefront of a new generation of sportsmen and women who share our passion for the outdoors."

The 2013 Cabela's School of the Year race is underway and more than 175 collegiate bass fishing programs are expected to earn points through sanctioned events. Indiana University currently leads the pack, but only 34 points separate the Top 5. With the race and points based on the number of teams beat in competition, the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events are the most critical in shaping the final outcome.
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series will consist of the following stops in 2013:

Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash - March 21-23 - Table Rock Lake - Branson, Mo.
Collegiate Bass Fishing Open - April 18-20 - Kentucky Lake - Paris, Tenn.
BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship - May 23-25-- Pickwick Lake - Florence, Ala.

"Cabela's has been behind our collegiate series since our first event on Lake Lewisville in 2006. Their continued long-term support and dedication to college bass fishing at this level is a primary reason our events are the largest in college bass fishing year in and year out," said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Co-founder of the ACA. "We are honored to have Cabela's continued support and excited to see it expand into title sponsorship of the School of the Year program. It should be a great race in 2013. The students will be hitting premiere fisheries at perfect times to catch a lot of fish."

A list of current sanctioned events and program details are located on www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com, along with 2013 Tournament Rules. Additional information, including detailed Angler Packets, will be released in the coming weeks on www.CollegiateBassChampionship. Students and fans may also get up to date Cabela's School of the Year rankings here.

About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV and The Bass Federation, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated programming on NBC Sports Outdoors, three 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 CarecoTV, visitwww.carecotv.com. For more information on The Bass Federation, visit www.bassfederation.com

About Cabela's Incorporated
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is the world's largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's well-established direct business and its growing number of destination retail stores, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's Club® VISA credit card, which serves as its primary customer-loyalty rewards program.

Press Release found at the Outdoor Wire

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