Back to School 101: Solar Bat Sunglasses

Each year the ACA strives to grow the sport of fishing at the college level through new initiatives and partnerships.  This season we are proud to announce the addition of Solar Bat to the list of companies that support the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

Solar Bat is a strong company with a long history of producing top of the line products.  As a Doctor of Optometry, Solar Bat owner Gary Nesty is dedicated to providing quality, affordable eyewear to protect customers from harmful light.  Founded in 1994, Solar Bat has continued their long-standing history of creating top notch products and is excited to invest in the next generation.  “Collegiate bass fishing is at the heart of the future of our sport and it is an honor to be involved with such a fine organization,” added Nesty.


College Discount & Partnership Program

As was mentioned earlier, Solar Bat is dedicated to the youth of the sport.  This is once again revealed through their discount and partnership program.  All anglers fishing as part of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are automatically eligible for 30% off of Solar Bat products.  To sign up to receive this discount, fill out the necessary information here.

However, the partnership program is not just limited to the 30% offer.  Solar Bat is looking to grow a college team.  The goal is to create partnerships between the company and a given school.  For qualifying schools, team members will be eligible for a 60% product discount.  Teams will be required to wear the Solar Bat logo on their jerseys at given events.  To get your school involved with this program, email

The new partnership with Solar Bat provides anglers with a great opportunity to add a new pair of sunglasses to their on-the-water wardrobe.  Adding new partners like Solar Bat provides competing anglers with new avenues to benefit themselves and their school.  So be sure to reach out to Gary and make the most of the partnership opportunity that is available!


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About the Association of Collegiate Anglers

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), a division of CarecoTV, is a tournament organization created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing.  The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series,14 seasons ago, which is now the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and the longest running collegiate bass fishing series in existence.  The ACA provides support to dozens of school operating regional events nationwide and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year Program, and associated assets.   The ACA also provides the largest amount of televised coverage of any collegiate fishing series with dedicated programming on several television networks ranging from CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network, as well as other regional and national networks.  For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit  For more information on CarecoTV, visit

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