Cabela’s Renews Partnership with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the Thirteenth Straight Year

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 25, 2017) — Already known as one of the largest and longest supporters of competitive collegiate bass fishing, Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is once again boosting their support and long-standing partnership of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers.

As part of the continued sponsor commitment, Cabela’s will remain the title sponsor and official retailer of the series. Additionally, the company will continue in its position as the title sponsor of the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open events.

Cabela’s will also serve as the title sponsor of the most prestigious title in college fishing, the Cabela’s School of the Year Program, a culmination of finishes at national college fishing events throughout the year. As part of the Cabela’s School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Program, Cabela’s and the Association of Collegiate Anglers will support a growing number of school-run sanctioned events across the nation in 2018 as well as more events at the national level.

“The Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers are outstanding programs that share our passion for supporting young anglers and growing the sport of fishing,” said Jeremy Wonch, Cabela’s Brand Partnership Manager. “Cabela’s is thrilled to continue our support of these programs and the opportunities they provide collegiate anglers across the nation.”

Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series stated that, “Cabela’s has been behind college fishing since the very first event.  It goes without saying that their support has been one of the major keys to the growth we’ve seen in college fishing programs nationwide.   Every year Cabela’s has stepped up to do more and more with discount programs, gift cards, contingency programs as well as other programs all designed to ensure that these young men and women can pursue their passions and dreams of representing their college at the highest levels of competition.”

The 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series consists of four nationally televised Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing tournaments, including the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, which are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Texas Lunker Challenge – Sam Rayburn Reservoir – February 11, 2018
  • Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley – Kentucky Lake – March 10-11, 2018
  • BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship – Pickwick Lake – May 23-25, 2018
  • Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – Lake Dardanelle – October 12-13, 2018

For more information on The Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series and all the assets associated with it, please visit www.collegiatebasschampionship.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.

About the ACA

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 

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