Alabama Bass Trail Announces Three-Year Agreement with GP8 Oxygen Water to be Official Beverage Partner

GP8 Oxygen WaterDecatur, Ala. (December 9, 2016) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) today announces a multi-year agreement making GP8 Oxygen Water a premier sponsor and official beverage of the ABT Tournament Series beginning in 2017 and running through 2019.

“GP8 Oxygen Water is proud to be the official beverage of the Alabama Bass Trail,” said Paul Moussais, director of marketing and sponsorships for GP8 Oxygen Water. “Here at GP8 Oxygen Water we understand that anglers are out in the extreme heat for eight to nine hours at a time and it is crucial to stay hydrated. We know that Alabama is a hotspot for bass fishing and partnering with a successful trail like ABT will provide exposure to our product, which is new to the United States,” said Ted Manziaris, president and CEO of GP8 Oxygen Water.

GP8 Oxygen Water uses a unique purification process to create space between the H2O molecules known as Enhanced Solubility Water. The result is increased dissolved oxygen content. GP8 Oxygen Water has four times more dissolved oxygen, which allows individuals to recover faster, increases energy, and stamina. The process was developed to replace the H2O content in intravenous drip bags for medical use. GP8 Oxygen Water has been on the market in its current form since January 2011. It is a proud Canadian brand development and owned by parent company OTEC Research Limited. OTEC Research was founded in 1996 in Toronto Canada when its ownership purchased a unique and highly advanced water purification process, the end product of which is called Enhanced Solubility Water. For more information, visit

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, GP8 Oxygen Water will have a large presence during the ABT Tournament Series as the supplier of water to anglers during registration and weigh-ins and the ABT will feature GP8 Oxygen Water on all tournament related advertising, website, social media channels, and collateral materials. “The Alabama Bass Trail is thrilled to be working with GP8 to bring a performance boosting water to the fishing industry. The staff and anglers endure long days during the tournament season so staying hydrated is key to our performance. We are honored that GP8 selected the Alabama Bass Trail as one of their first American investments,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson.

The 2017 ABT Tournament Series will be held on eleven of the lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 18, 2017, with the championship tournament to be held on October 6-7, 2017. Sanctioned by BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), the ABT Tournament Series contains two divisions: North and South. Each division is made up of five tournaments on five different lakes. New for 2017, the championship event will include up to 180 boats. The 180 boats are comprised of the 10 divisional tournament winning teams, top 75 teams in points from both divisions that fished all five events in their respective divisions, along with the top 10 student boats, top five college teams and the top five couples teams collectively from both divisions that fished all five events in their respective division. Hosted by the City of Pell City and the Pell City Chamber of Commerce, the championship tournament is set for October 6-7, 2017, on Logan Martin Lake. The winning team of the championship will walk away with a fully rigged Phoenix bass boat valued at $45,000.

For more information on the ABT or the Tournament Series, visit or call Kay Donaldson at 855.9FISHAL.

About Alabama Bass Trail

The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources. The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit

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