PAA Adds Optima, Pro Patterns to PayDay Program
Category: press release
Apr 14th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Apr 14th, 2011 at 12:00 AM
BENTON, Ky. (April 13, 2011) – PAA members have two more ways to add money to their pockets through the PAA PayDay Program with the addition of the OPTIMA Batteries True Blue Rewards Program and ProPatterns.com Payday cash bonus programs.
Any PAA member at the General or Advantage level can earn between $250 and $750 for meeting eligibility requirements and winning an event in one of more than 75 PAA-sanctioned tournament trails through the PAA PayDay Program. Collectively there are hundreds of sanctioned events, including more than a dozen with co-angler opportunities.
PAA General membership costs $50 annually, while the Advantage level is $150 annually. Both include a membership card, decals, a PAA cap and access to the Affinity discount program featuring more than 50 companies offering lures, tackle, boat and vehicle accessories and more.
“The PAA PayDay program continues to grow in terms of participation and winnings,” said Danny Blandford, PAA Program Director. “These new additions make our members eligible for up to an additional $150 for each of their PAA PayDay wins, further enhancing the value of a very affordable $50 PAA General Membership.
“We appreciate the support of these partners as we work to continue the growth of this great membership benefit. I’d like to encourage our members to review the OPTIMA and ProPatterns programs to maximize their PayDay earnings.”
The OPTIMA Batteries True Blue Rewards program will award $50 to anglers who meet the eligibility requirements: current membership in OPTIMA’s Power Pack Nation online community, use of all OPTIMA batteries in your tournament boat, have a provided decal on the boat, and submit a contingency form within 10 days of tournament as part of their PAA PayDay claim information. Current PAA General Members who are already OPTIMA Battery customers can email [email protected] request the required hat and decals at no charge. New PAA General Members can let the office know upon registration that they are currently OPTIMA Battery customers, and their materials will be included in their PAA Membership Kit. Full details can be found at www.optimabatteries/trueblue
ProPatterns.com will award $100 to PAA members who also are members of the ProPatterns Elite Membership at the time of their win, display a decal on your towing vehicle or boat in a visible location and submit a claim form, along with a database entry about the tournament win. PAA Members who haven’t joined ProPatterns yet will earn a complimentary ProPatterns Elite Membership for their Payday win, providing they contact ProPatterns.com and log the details of their win. Those details will be posted on ProPatterns.com as part of a database for other anglers to use and learn from.
To take advantage of these opportunities, PAA membership is required. For as little as $50 for a membership, you not only get the great Affinity Program discounts but also have a chance to win hundreds of dollars just for fishing in local events.
For PAA membership information, visit www.FishPAA.com/membership and sign up.
About the PAA
The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. Web: www.FishPAA.com
2011 PAA Tournament Series
What: 2011 Bass Pro Shops PAA All Star Series
Who: Fifty top pros from the PAA Tournament Series, FLW Tour and Bassmaster Elite Series
Where: Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland, Texas
When: April 20-23
Launch/weigh-in: Launches at 7 a.m. and weigh-ins at 3 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops-Garland
At stake: Cash and a 2011 Nitro Z8 with Mercury 225 and T-H Marine Atlas Jackplate
Online: FishPAA.com / Facebook.com/fishpaa
2011 PAA Tournament Series Premier Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, E21 Carrot Stix, Optima Batteries, Nitro Performance Bass Boats
2011 PAA Tournament Series Associate Sponsors: LazerTroKar, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Mercury Marine, Humminbird/Minn Kota, BoatUS Foundation, Fishouflage, U.S. Reel, Sign Designs, Toyota Texas Bass Classic