Solar Bat Performance Sunglasses Supports College Level Anglers

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 20, 2020) – A new calendar year is underway, and Solar Bat Performance Sunglasses is continuing their support of the Association of Collegiate Anglers and Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series throughout the 2019-2020 season.  Solar Bat joined the college fishing arena during the summer of 2019, and attended the 2019 Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.  Solar Bat sponsored a session at the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash, and products have been featured in prize packages awarded at events.

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.”

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.

Through the partnership with the ACA, Solar Bat provides numerous benefits to anglers competing in the tournament series.  Anglers fishing in Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events are automatically eligible for a 30% discount on Solar Bat sunglass products.  Solar Bat also offers 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,15 seasons ago, which has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and 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 as well as covered on several digital 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.   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