January 31st, 2013
Bassmaster Elite Anglers Support Local Charities at Bull Shoalsby Grant Pentiricci April 18, 2013
The Bassmaster Elite Series at Bull Shoals starts today, but it’s already a success thanks to pro anglers Brent Chapman, Randy Howell and Aaron Martens. These Bassmaster Elite Series anglers will be debuting new jerseys today that have been designed with colors to represent local or nearby sports teams. The jerseys will be sold on eBay over the next week with all proceeds going to local charities.
All proceed’s from Randy Howell’s jersey in the colors of the St. Louis Rams will go to the King’s Home, in Alabama. Howell stated, “Timmy Horton came up with the idea for many of us to wear green jersey’s at Falcon lake for the Sandy Hook Elementary school and that was a great idea. We thought it would be nice to extend that to other fantastic charities and have some fun with local team colors, as well. All the proceeds from this one of a kind tournament worn jersey will go to the great people of King’s Home.”
Brent Chapman, who’s jersey is in the colors of the Kansas State Wildcats, will also add a Facebook poll that will allow his fans to pick the charity that will receive the proceeds. Chapman explained, “There are so many charities out there doing extraordinary things for people, and they all need financial assistance. If we can help one of them even a little bit, it’s worth it. I hope the Kansas based fans of mine get on eBay and bid this jersey up for a great cause. The best part is, they can also pick the charity it will help on my Facebook page.
Aaron Martens will be wearing the colors of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Like Chapman will be holding a Facebook poll to choose the charity that will receive the money raised from the eBay auction. Martens stated, “Lesley and I try to help as many charities as possible each year. We know every dollar matters to these charities, and if wearing a local team color on the first day of the event can help, we are all for it.”
Additional support came from Valley Fashions, which is the custom sublimated shirt company that makes all three anglers official tournament jerseys.
Check out the Facebook pages of all three anglers for links to the eBay auction starting on Thursday, April 18th at about noon. That’s when voting for Brent and Aaron’s charities will also begin.
Aaron Martens – https://www.facebook.com/AMartFishing
Randy Howell – https://www.facebook.com/RandyHowellFishing
Brent Chapman – https://www.facebook.com/BrentChapmanFishing
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Grant is the Founder of AnglingAuthority.com. While he primarily fishes for large mouth and small mouth bass, he’s passionate about sport fishing in general and an avid multispecies angler. Learning about new tactics, gear, species and conditions is all part of what makes the sport challenging and enjoyable. Grant also loves to travel, particularly to prime fishing destinations. Grant participates in regional tournaments and is a proud pro staff member of State Apparel, Power-Pole and Gambler Lures. Grant is a member of B.A.S.S, Canadian Bass Anglers Federation and Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters.More by Grant Pentiricci