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Pure Fishing and ACA Announce Expanded Partnership
USBoats press release
San Antonio, Texas (October 11, 2012) - Pure Fishing® and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have renewed their partnership and expanded their commitment to collegiate anglers. Pure Fishing, one of the world's largest tackle manufacturers of industry leading brands is a division of the Jarden Corporation® (JAH). The partnership includes over $100,000 in direct support of collegiate anglers and clubs.

"We recognize that today's college anglers are the next generation's stewards of our industry and are proud to be a leading partner with the ACA, " said Andrew Marks, Marketing Director for Pure Fishing, "Our programs for 2013 continue our support of 60 qualifying college anglers and we are introducing our new Fenwick "Earn your Wings" program that offers a college student the opportunity for a paid summer internship at our World Headquarters."

"Earn Your Wings", a Fenwick-exclusive program, rewards the top six anglers from five colleges, each receiving over $1,250 of product support, as well as travel stipends for the 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series events. The top-finishing member of the program in the 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship will also earn a paid summer internship with Fenwick, where they will gain valuable insight into the fishing industry.

Full program details will be announced Monday, October 15 via the Association of Collegiate Anglers and

Each team in the Top 12 the 2012 ACA School of the Year standings will be rewarded with up to four positions on the 2013 Pure Fishing Collegiate Pro Staff program, valued at $1,000 each. Program details will be announced by ACA to eligible participants on Monday, October 22.

"Thanks to Pure Fishing's continued support, several dozen anglers will be hitting the water in 2013 backed by an industry leader, "said ACA Program Director, Danny Blandford. The fact that someone will also earn a paid internship and priceless experience illustrates how committed Pure Fishing is to collegiate anglers."

In addition to these ACA programs, Pure Fishing will also continue their collegiate discount purchase program, which is available to collegiate anglers everywhere. Student anglers fishing at least one major event in 2013 with College B.A.S.S., FLW College Fishing, or the ACA are eligible for product purchase discounts across all Pure Fishing Brands. To obtain the Pure Fishing discount, student anglers must email Roxanne Coleman at from their school email address.