FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 855.9FISHAL
Decatur, Ala. (December 4, 2020) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to announce Anheuser-Busch, LLC has been named a presenting sponsor of the 2021 ABT Tournament Series and inaugural 100 Series.
Under the terms of the agreement, Anheuser-Busch will work with the Alabama Bass Trail staff to coordinate onsite activation at events as well as the Alabama Bass Trail will feature Anheuser-Busch on all tournament related advertising, website, social media channels and collateral materials.
“Anheuser-Busch has had a long-standing support of outdoor sports and the Alabama Bass Trail is excited to have them join our sponsorship team in 2021,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson. “Their sponsorship shows they are investing in competitive fishing in the state of Alabama and makes it possible for us to continue to reach anglers who fish for sport throughout America while also encouraging conservation and environmental sustainability.”
The 2021 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series will be held on eleven of the lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 20, 2021. Sanctioned by BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), the ABTTS contains two divisions: North and South. Each division is made up of five tournaments on five different lakes. The maximum number of boats for each tournament is 225. Teams must fish in all five tournaments in their respective division. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the championship tournament will be held October 22-23, 2021, on Lewis Smith Lake. Each regular season tournament features a $10,000 guaranteed first place prize and pays 40 places totaling over $47,000. The no-entry fee championship will feature a $100,000 payout with a first-place prize of $50,000. There is also a $5,000 bonus cash prize for Angler of the Year and $2,500 for runner-up Angler of the Year. Registration is closed for the 2021 ABTTS, with all 450 of the available boat entries in the north and south divisions selling out in a record 25 minutes.
The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series will make its debut January 9, 2021 and will be held on three of the Alabama Bass Trail lakes. Attracting professional and amateur anglers from across the United States, the new three tournament series features a $25,000 first place prize and pays 20 places totaling $100,000. Registration for the 100 series sold out in two days of registration opening.
ABT Tournament sponsors include Phoenix Bass Boats; Bill Penney Toyota; Alabama Tourism Department; America’s First Federal Credit Union; Academy Sports & Outdoors; Garmin; T-H Marine Supplies, Inc.; Alabama Power Company; Buffalo Rock, Inc.; Jack’s; Wedowee Marine; Lews Fishing; FishNeelyHenry.com; Power-Pole; Big Bite Baits; Buck N’ Bass, Strike King; Anheuser-Busch, Black Rifle Coffee Company.. Angler’s Channel will film and produce the Alabama Bass Trail television series for Fox Sports South and Southern Stream Live will continue the live-streaming and video production services.
For more information, call Donaldson at 855.934.7425 or visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.
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.