Rapala Renews Partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers for 2022 Season

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 4, 2022) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers, in partnership with Rapala, is excited to announce continued sponsorship of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2022 season.  Rapala is dedicated to growing the sport of fishing and will continue this mission in 2022 through support of collegiate anglers.  As a part of this partnership, the following brands: Rapala, VMC, and Sufix, are all affiliated with the elite college trail and the weekly podcast.

“At Rapala we see 2022 as being a very exciting year for college anglers.   Interest and participation could not be higher, and ACA has been an excellent partner when promoting Rapala, VMC, and Sufix.  We look forward to the excitement that ACA brings to college anglers and both the tournament level as well and the content marketing level, and they do an excellent job promoting our brands.” – Matt Jensen, Director of Marketing for Rapala USA.

In 2022, Rapala will continue the promotion and support of its discount program tailored to collegiate anglers.  Teams competing in ACA ran events will be eligible for key discounts off products from brands associated with Rapala, VMC, and Suffix.  Throughout the year, Rapala and the ACA will work together to provide anglers with other incentives and opportunities including special discounts and social media campaigns.  Products from these same companies will also be included in prize payouts at numerous events throughout the year.  For eligibility and discount information, email goyouth@rapalausa.com.  Various products will also be included in giveaways, and prize packages throughout the upcoming season.

“2022 will mark the third season that the Association of Collegiate Anglers has partnered with Rapala in support of collegiate anglers,” said Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director.  “As the host of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast, I am looking forward to another great year of bringing our audience engaging interviews with some of the best young anglers in the sport.”

In this ongoing partnership, Rapala will continue to be the title sponsor of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast.  Now entering its fourth season, the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast has produced over 130 episodes.  The podcast covers topics including the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia, tournament previews with top pros, current events in college fishing, and much more! The #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast publishes new episodes weekly and is available across a multitude of podcast streaming services.

For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.

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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,17 seasons ago, which has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series which is now the longest-running collegiate bass fishing series in existence.  The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of events nationwide that are multi-day events all of which are televised on several networks as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.  The ACA also provides support to dozens of schools operating regional events nationwide and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia Program, and associated assets.   Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure Careco offers the ACA provides the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series with dedicated programming on several television networks ranging from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC, 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 www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassProShops.com.  For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.