Owner Hooks Becomes Supporting-Level Sponsor of B.A.S.S. Federation Nation
CELEBRATION, Fla. — B.A.S.S. LLC announced today that Owner Hooks has signed on as a Supporting-level Sponsor of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events through 2012.
“Owner American Corporation is pleased for the opportunity to become a sponsor of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation. We love the direction of the new B.A.S.S. management to go back to ‘the grass roots’ to promote bass fishing from the entry-level anglers all the way up to the top professionals. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the new B.A.S.S.,” said Kat Shitanishi, president of Owner American Corporation.
As part of the deal with B.A.S.S., Owner Hooks will have on-site activation at B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events.
“The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation is important to the industry because these are the grass-roots anglers paving a future for bass fishing,” said Jerry McKinnis, who with Don Logan and Jim Copeland purchased B.A.S.S. from ESPN in November 2010. “We’re happy that reputable brands like Owner American Corporation support that future.”
The next B.A.S.S. Federation Nation event taking place is the Northern Divisional on Mississippi River Pools 18 and 19 out of Fort Madison, Iowa, Aug. 10-12, 2011.
Daily launches will be at 6 a.m. CT, from River View Marina Ramp, 318 Riverview Drive, Fort Madison, IA; 319-372-6402, and weigh-ins will take place at 1 p.m. CT. All events are free and open to the public.