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CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director
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Alabama Bass Trail Announces Three-Year Title Sponsorship with Phoenix Bass Boats
Decatur, Ala. (September 26, 2016) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) today announces a multi-year agreement making Phoenix Boats the title sponsor of the ABT Tournament Series beginning in 2017 and running through 2019.
Phoenix Boats’ involvement with the ABT began in 2013 as the official bass boat sponsor, and each year, Phoenix Boats presents the winning team of the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series Championship with a new fully rigged Phoenix boat. In addition, the company offers the tier one First Flight incentive plan to tournament winners in a qualifying Phoenix boat. “In the first three years of the partnership with Phoenix Bass Boats, we have seen the number of Phoenix boats almost triple in the field,” said Program Director Kay Donaldson. “There is no doubt that the anglers appreciate the support that Phoenix has given to the Alabama Bass Trail over the past three years and I feel confident they will continue to support them for years to come.”
Headquartered in Winchester, Tenn., Phoenix Bass Boats was established in 2007. The headquarters are located in a modern, 75,000 square foot facility on 10 acres and offer seven models of boats ranging in size from 18 feet 6 inches to 21 feet 6 inches in length. For more information, visit www.phoenixbassboats.com.
“We are very proud to be a partner with the Alabama Bass Trail and couldn’t be happier to sign a three-year sponsorship. As a manufacturer, we have many suppliers, dealers, and customers in Alabama and from a business standpoint, we feel the sponsorship will be an effective and valuable marketing platform for Phoenix. The Alabama Bass Trail is a premier team trail and does a great job promoting what Alabama has to offer in terms of its natural resources and we are proud to support its initiative now and in the future,” said Phoenix Bass Boats President Gary Clouse.
Through the multi-year agreement, Phoenix Boats will continue its involvement in the ABT Tournament Series as the supplier of the grand prize giveaway of a new boat to the winning team of the championship. The 2017 team-style 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 Alabama Bass Trail 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 www.alabamabasstrail.org 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 www.alabamabasstrail.org.