Solar Bat Performance Sunglasses Joins the Association of Collegiate Anglers!

A new college fishing season is underway and the Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce another new sponsor for the 2019-2020 season.  Solar Bat Sunglasses has joined the great list of partners in supporting college fishing, and the full lineup of the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ Series.  An industry leader since 1994, Solar Bat’s mission statement is to design, develop, and market high-quality sunglasses at affordable price points – with eye protection and eye safety being at the forefront.  Through their exceptional customer service and versatility in performance sunglasses, Solar Bat will both support and positively impact the youth anglers involved in college fishing.

Solar Bat owner and optometrist Dr. Gary Nesty says, “When I was offered the opportunity to align Solar Bat Sunglasses as a sponsor of ACA, I was more than delighted to accept.  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.”

This new partnership between the ACA and Solar Bat will provide several benefits to anglers competing in the tournament series.  Anglers fishing in Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events will be automatically eligible for a 30% discount on Solar Bat sunglass products.  Solar Bat will also be creating partnerships with participating schools.  When a team signs on to join this program, team members will wear the Solar Bat logo on their jerseys, and in turn become eligible to receive a 60% product discount.  For more details regarding discounts and sponsorship opportunities, email

“Solar Bat and Gary Nesty have been supporting competitive fishing events for decades and it’s exciting to add them and their product lineup to the team of partners supporting college bass fishing series and events,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the Association of Collegiate Anglers.

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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 Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC 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