ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston shortstop, and reigning Rookie of the Year, Carlos Correa has joined forces with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar™ campaign to spread the joy of two of America's favorite pastimes – fishing and boating. With both sides sharing a love for getting on the water and spending time with family, the partnership looks to motivate Hispanic families throughout the country to try fishing and boating this summer and explore new passions.
"Like baseball, fishing teaches patience, perseverance and the value of hard work. That's why I'm so proud to be partnering with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and Vamos a Pescar™ to help spread the love of fishing among my fellow Latinos," said Correa. "I want to help everyone experience the joy of fishing and create lifelong memories of their own. Because, sometimes, the best catch is time spent making memories with your family."
Correa, a top draft pick in 2012, took the league by storm last year, leading Houston to a playoff appearance. Like baseball, fishing is in his DNA, as he spent plenty of time on the water with his friends and family growing up in a small fishing village in Barrio Velazquez, Puerto Rico. Both his personal experiences and passion for the sport made him an ideal partner for RBFF.
"Carlos is a perfect fit for our organization – he's a charismatic young man who shares our passion and dedication to fishing and boating," said Frank Peterson, president and CEO, RBFF. "We're committed to increasing the accessibility of fishing and boating among all ages and cultures, and we're excited to work with Carlos to bring that vision to life."
The Vamos A Pescar™ campaign was developed by RBFF to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and educate people about the benefits of participation. The campaign also helps outdoor enthusiasts understand the link between participation in the sports and the conservation of the nation's waterways.
Visit VamosAPescar.org to learn more about how to get licensed and prepared to start fishing, and explore the interactive map to find local waterways where you can fish and boat.
About the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources. RBFF developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and educate people about the benefits of participation. Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The campaign websites, TakeMeFishing.org, and VamosAPescar.org, feature how-to videos, information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration, and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots.
SOURCE Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation