ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 12, 2009) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Take Me Fishing Center will be featured at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, being held Feb. 20 – 22, 2009 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Louisiana. Designed to educate show attendees on boating, fishing and conservation, the Take Me Fishing Center will have something for all outdoor enthusiasts.
“Attendees will learn about all the great boating and fishing resources TakeMeFishing.org has to offer. If you want to plan a trip, buy a fishing license, design your dream boat or check out the latest equipment, there’s something for boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “We’ll also ask avid anglers to take the Anglers’ Legacy Pledge and help us preserve the legacy of fishing for future generations by sharing boating and fishing with a newcomer.”
The Take Me Fishing Center will feature information about RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers’ Legacy program. Each day, two individuals who take the Anglers’ Legacy Pledge on-site will be chosen to receive Voltaeus rod and reel combos, courtesy of Shimano.
Professional anglers Mike Delvisco, Linda Berry and Denese Freeman will be on hand to collect Pledges for Anglers’ Legacy and educate attendees about the resources available on TakeMeFishing.org. “Master Caster” Gary Hain will also demonstrate casting tricks from the viral video series at the CenturyTel Center arena during Friday’s weigh-in ceremony and preceding Saturday’s weigh-in activities. RBFF education sub-grantee FishHer is also getting in on the action, hosting the Louisiana Girl Scouts at the Cross Lake Fish Hatchery for a Go Fish Girls! program on Saturday, Feb. 21.
If you’d like to set up a one-on-one meeting or interview in Shreveport, e-mail RBFF Communications Director Heather Sieber or call her at (703) 778-5160. More information about the Take Me Fishing Centers, including a full listing of show locations and dates, is available online.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.