ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 22, 2008) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced they will attend the 2008 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, being held February 22-24, 2008 in Greenville, S.C., to promote the organization's Anglers' Legacy program. RBFF staff will be available to discuss Anglers' Legacy and how it helps to preserve the resource. They will also encourage anglers to "Take the Pledge" to introduce a newcomer to the sport of fishing.
"Our presence at the Bassmaster Classic this year will be to help people discover, share and protect the legacy of fishing," said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. "Our Anglers' Legacy program is focused on motivating anglers to introduce someone new to the sport. This is a good opportunity to reach out to anglers to encourage them to become Ambassadors and help preserve the future of the sport."
Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo activities will celebrate BASS' 40th anniversary and include interactive displays, contests, appearances by top bass pros, thousands of fishing products and deals on outdoor gear. The Expo will also feature up-to-the-minute coverage from Lake Hartwell, the site of the tournament, through live feeds.
Anglers' Legacy asks avid anglers to share their passion for fishing and to visit AnglersLegacy.org, where they're asked to "Take the Pledge" – promising to take at least one new person fishing each year. Since its inception in May 2006, RBFF has collected more than 25,000 Pledges.
If you'd like to set up a one-on-one meeting or interview at the event, e-mail RBFF Communications Director Heather Sieber or call her at (703) 778-5160.
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.