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Anglers’ Legacy Featured in Iraq at Warrior Casting Competition
Casting competition for military and civilians takes place on Nov. 2

ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 29, 2008) – The Warrior Casting Competition, being held Nov. 2 in Tallil, Iraq for military and civilians will promote the Anglers’ Legacy program, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced today. Participants will receive information about Anglers’ Legacy, which highlights the importance of sharing the legacy of boating and fishing with newcomers. Troops and civilians will also be encouraged to take the Anglers’ Legacy Pledge, a promise to take at least one new person fishing each year.

“RBFF is proud to be a partner in the Warrior Casting Competition to promote the joys of fishing,” said RBFF President & CEO Frank Peterson. “With more than 70,000 signed on nationwide, the Anglers’ Legacy program is fueled by passionate boaters and anglers who help introduce newcomers to the sport. We are confident this number will continue to grow as we sign on new outdoor enthusiasts.”

The Warrior Casting Competition, open to civilians, national servicemen and women and international troops, provides an outlet for those who haven’t had a recent opportunity to cast a line to compete for special prizes and giveaways. Participants will have a chance to test their skills as they “Pitch”, “Flip” and “Cast” from various distances to a target. The event will also promote the 40th Anniversary of B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sporting Society). 

"What a unique opportunity we have to share the mission of Anglers’ Legacy to a diverse group of people,” said Virginia Army National Guard SFC Debra H. Weir. “Being a service member stationed in Iraq we meet many different people from all over the United States and frankly from all over the world. I am excited to share the message of Anglers’ Legacy, celebrate BASS's 40th Anniversary and bring some fun to the desert for our troops."

Launched in May 2006, Anglers’ Legacy encourages avid anglers to share their passion for boating and fishing and to visit where they're asked to "Take the Pledge" – promising to take at least one new person fishing each year.

For more information about the Warrior Casting Competition, please contact Debra Weir at

About RBFF
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™.


Helena Basche