ALEXANDRIA, Va. (January 23, 2014) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing™ campaign is asking boaters and anglers to cast their vote in America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes launching today on TakeMeFishing.org. The Sweepstakes aims to increase awareness of the great family-friendly parks across the country, and get more families out on the water boating and fishing.
“Not knowing where to fish and boat is a big barrier for people who want to get out on the water for the first time,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Identifying easily-accessible locations where families can cast a line and make memories together, helps get more people out on the water connecting with the outdoors. It’s even better when a location is approved by other anglers.”
The Sweepstakes offers 250 pre-selected family-friendly parks from across the U.S. Entrants can vote daily for the three parks that they feel offer the best experience based on family amenities, location and the likeliness to catch a fish. At the end of six weeks, the parks with the most votes will be placed on the list of America’s Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots, which RBFF will use to entice families and newcomers to try the sports during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as throughout summer.
Those who enter the Sweepstakes will have a chance to win a weekly prize: a Get Started Fishing Kit, including a South Bend® Spincast Combo Family Pack, an Eagle Claw® Tackle Kit as well as a Take Me Fishing hat, tumbler, backpack and luggage tag. One lucky grand prize winner will receive their own memory-making experience from Take Me Fishing: a 3-Night 4-Day Stay for 4 at the Walt Disney World® Resort, including a Guided Fishing Excursion. Full prize information can be found on the Official Rules.
Since 2007, the Take Me Fishing campaign has played a critical role in introducing families and newcomers to boating and fishing and has generated nearly $35 million for state conservation efforts. The campaign increases awareness of the need to protect, conserve and restore the nation’s aquatic resources by encouraging participation in recreational boating and fishing.
To learn more about the Sweepstakes or to vote on your favorite parks, visit America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes.
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