Cabela’s, The World’s Foremost Outfitter, has continued their sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers, and the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Once again the title sponsor of the entire series which consists of three major events, including the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open and the season-ending BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. The sponsorship also includes numerous school run events nationwide, many which count towards the prestigious 2014 Cabela’s School of the Year race.
“Cabela’s is one of several companies that have been behind our series and collegiate bass fishing since its inception in 2006. Their involvement and support of this initiative have allowed us to continually enhance our programs and offerings to collegiate anglers,” said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Co-founder of the ACA. “We are honored to have their continued support and this collaboration between Cabela’s and the ACA will allow us to continue to raise the bar for collegiate bass fishing events and opportunities.”
The 2014 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series presented by BoatUS will be nationally televised and hosted on some of the nation’s top fisheries. The series will include:
- Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – March 14-16, 2014 – Lake Chickamauga – Dayton, Tenn.
- Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash – April 4-5, 2014 – Kentucky Lake – Paris, Tenn.
- BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship – May 28-30, 2014 – Pickwick Lake – Florence, Ala.
“The Collegiate Bass Fishing Series provides an opportunity for young anglers from across the country to showcase their skills and passion,” said Scott Williams, Cabela’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Cabela’s is proud to support this event and its competitors, who represent a strong future for fishing and outdoor industries.”
Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation, added, “We’re proud to be a founding partner in the Association of Collegiate Anglers along with Cabela’s. What started as a little collegiate fishing event in Texas several years ago has grown into a series of premier collegiate fishing events; thanks in large part to the number of partnerships that have developed over the years. Cabela’s expanded commitment to collegiate anglers everywhere really solidifies everyone’s investment into this important youth program. We look forward to the future and the opportunities that lie ahead for the students.”
About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of CarecoTV 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 participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated programming on television networks such as NBC Sports, Pursuit, World Fishing Network, Destination America among others, 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.