July 25, 2011
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CELEBRATION, Fla. — B.A.S.S. LLC announced today that Owner Hooks has signed on as a Supporting-level Sponsor of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats through 2012.
“Owner American Corporation is pleased for the opportunity to become a sponsor of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation. We love the direction of the new B.A.S.S. management to go back to ‘the grass roots’ to promote bass fishing from the entry-level anglers all the way up to the top professionals. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the new B.A.S.S.,” said Kat Shitanishi, president of Owner American Corporation.
Owner American Corporation has devoted two decades in the effort to develop a line of high-quality, high-performance fish hooks for freshwater and saltwater anglers. The company prides itself on making extremely sharp hooks and using the highest quality high-carbon steel wire to make the strongest hooks by wire diameter. Black Chrome finishes, CUTTING POINT® hooks, TWISTLOCK® centering pin springs are all Owner firsts.
As part of the deal with B.A.S.S., Owner Hooks will have on-site activation at B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats.
“The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation is important to the industry because these are the grass-roots anglers paving a future for bass fishing,” said Jerry McKinnis, who with Don Logan and Jim Copeland purchased B.A.S.S. from ESPN in November 2010. “We’re happy that reputable brands like Owner American Corporation support that future.”
The next B.A.S.S. Federation Nation event taking place is the Northern Divisional on Mississippi River Pools 18 and 19 out of Fort Madison, Iowa, Aug. 10-12, 2011.
Daily launches will be at 6 a.m. CT, from River View Marina Ramp, 318 Riverview Drive, Fort Madison, IA; 319-372-6402, and weigh-ins will take place at 1 p.m. CT. All events are free and open to the public.
The divisional also will be covered wire-to-wire by Bassmaster.com. Tournament coverage will include live, streaming video of the weigh-ins.
For more information on the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats, visit www.bassmaster.com/federation-series.
For more information on Owner Hooks, visit www.ownerhooks.com.
2011 Bassmaster Federation Championship and Federation Divisional Championships presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats Official Sponsors: Toyota Trucks, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon, Mercury, Skeeter, Triton, Yamaha
2011 Bassmaster Federation Championship and Federation Divisional Championships presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats Supporting Sponsors: Humminbird, Lowrance, Minn Kota, MotorGuide, Owner Hooks
Media Contact: Melissa J. Dixon, B.A.S.S. (407) 566-2295 or [email protected]
Kat Shitanishi, Owner American Corporation, [email protected]
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