Advance Auto Parts sponsors Bassmaster Elite Series Advance Auto Parts signs on as B.A.S.S. tournament sponsor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Advance Auto Parts, a leading provider of parts for both professionals and do-it-yourself customers, has signed on as the title sponsor for the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair Aug. 24-27. Additionally, the company with more than 5,000 stores will be a supporting sponsor for all Bassmaster Elite events, as well as the Bassmaster Opens, B.A.S.S. Nation regionals, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster College Series and Bassmaster High School Series. And it will be the sponsor for Bassmaster LIVE coverage of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota. “Advance Auto Parts is proud to become a supporting sponsor of Bassmaster,” said Matt Davis, Advance Auto Parts marketing and sponsorships manager. “Many of our team members and customers love to fish with their families, and we look forward to activating with our Carquest-branded brakes and also being title sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series event in Detroit.” “We welcome Advance Auto Parts to the family of B.A.S.S. sponsors and supporters,” added Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “Many of our professional anglers, as well as everyday anglers who belong to B.A.S.S., pride themselves as do-it-yourself mechanics for both their tow vehicles and their bass boats. I’m sure they will prove to be loyal customers of Advance Auto Parts stores.” The Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair is the ninth and final regular season tournament of the 2107 Elite season. The Top 50 Elite pros in Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points will be invited to compete in the $1 million Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs Lake Sept. 14-16.
Anheuser-Busch InBev partners with Bassmaster Elite Series BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. today announced a partnership with Busch beer, who will be the title sponsor for Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake event June 23-26 out of Union Springs, N.Y. The tournament pits 107 of the top bass anglers in the world against each other as they compete for the $100,000 first-place prize. “B.A.S.S. is excited to have Busch join our sponsorship team,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “The Busch brand has always had close association with the great outdoors and we’re pleased the company is demonstrating that by joining us at the Cayuga Lake Elite Series event.” At the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, Busch will offer fans a chance to win the ultimate fishing getaway with four-time Classic champion Kevin VanDam in its “Catch One. Win Big” promotion, as well as Busch product sampling at the Bassmaster Elite Outdoors Expo. “Busch beer has a well-established dedication to outdoorsmen who enjoy fishing our nation’s lakes and streams – whether they’re professionals or amateurs,” added Chelsea Phillips, Senior Director, US Value Brands, Anheuser-Busch. “We’re thrilled to serve as the title sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite and look forward to raising a glass to recognize the angler who earns a win at Cayuga Lake.” For a chance to win, consumers who find one of the 100,000 gold trophy cans randomly seeded in packs of Busch and Busch Light can capture a photo of themselves with the can and submit it online via Busch.com. They’ll then be entered for a chance to win weekly premium prizes including GoPros, sonar systems, tackle boxes, fishing bobbers and more. Five lucky consumers will be awarded the grand prize: the fishing trip of a lifetime to one of four possible destinations to go fishing with professional bass fisherman, Kevin VanDam. From watching the first boats take off at 6:15 a.m. ET on Thurs., June 23, to the winning weigh-in announcement at Frontenac Park on Sunday, June 26, to participating in the family-friendly Elite Series Expo, all activities and venues are free and open to the public. For more about the Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake, visit Bassmaster.com. And, for more information on the Busch Fishing Game and how to enter visit, www.Busch.com/Busch-Fishing.
Evan Williams signs deal with Bassmaster Elite Series Most recently, Evan Williams Bourbon had title sponsorship of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 All-Star Championships, the 2013 Showdown, and the 2011 Carolina Clash. Evan Williams Bourbon is also a 2014 Premier Level sponsor of the entire Bassmaster lineup of tournaments.