It’s been a busy off-season keeping the pecan farm running smoothly, meeting sponsor obligations and working on Bassmaster Classic preparation. I’m blessed with amazing sponsor partners and the most exciting thing I have to share for 2015 is a new program OPTIMA Batteries has generously agreed to support. Prior to five Bassmaster Elite Series events this season, I have the distinct honor of taking a combat-wounded Purple Heart veteran fishing. The wounded veteran will receive a cool gear package from my sponsors and a fully guided day on the water. All travel and associated costs for the recipients will be covered by OPTIMA Batteries.
And here’s a fun twist. Local angler teams will have an opportunity to bid to challenge myself and my Wounded Warrior partner in a head-to-head competition. Teams who want to challenge will bid online for the chance to participate and all proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation. The winning team will also receive a prize package from my sponsors.
I am blessed to be able to earn a living in the sport I love. The opportunity to share a day with someone who also loves the outdoor and has sacrificed so much for us to have the freedoms we enjoy is about the most humbling thing I can think of. I’m going to do everything I can to make sure this is a memorable day for those involved.
Help me by sharing this great cause with your friends. If we happen to come to a lake near you, place your bid and maybe you’ll be able to join us for a day of friendly competition. I’ll be posting updates throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram.
As always, thanks for all your support. Hopefully my next update will include the Classic trophy!