Cabela’s Strengthens Commitment to Collegiate Anglers for the Eleventh Straight Year

SAN ANTONIO, TX –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 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 Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley event held on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, TN.

Cabela’s will also serve as the title sponsor of the School of the Year Standings, a culmination of finishes at national college fishing events throughout the year. As part of the Cabela’s School of the Year Program, Cabela’s and the Association of Collegiate Anglers will support a growing number of school-run sanctioned events across the nation.

“Our partnership with the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and Association of Collegiate Anglers is part of our commitment to grow the sport of fishing. This program has provided collegiate anglers with great national fishing events and opportunities to introduce youth to fishing for years,” said Jeremy Wonch, Cabela’s Brand Partnership Manager. “Cabela’s is proud of this continued partnership and thrilled to see it grow.”

Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series stated that “Cabela’s has been behind our series and college bass fishing since our first event on Lake Lewisville in 2006.  Their continued long-term support and dedication to college bass fishing at this level is a primary reason our events continue to be the largest in college bass fishing year in and year out.”

The 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series consists of three nationally televised Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing tournaments, including the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, which are scheduled for the following dates:

  • 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley – Kentucky Lake, March 11 to March 13
  • 2016 The Dardanelle Derby – Lake Dardanelle, March 25 to March 26
  • 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship – Pickwick Lake, May 24 to May 27

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 Association of Collegiate Anglers

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, three 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 CarecoTV, visit www.carecotv.com.