Power-Pole Signs as Supporting Sponsor of Bassmaster Elite Series

Category: press release

 Jul 7th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jul 7th, 2010 at 12:00 AM

BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, announced Wednesday that JL Marine Systems, a respected supplier of Power-PoleĀ® shallow water anchors, has signed with the organization as a supporting sponsor of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series.  As part of the collaboration, Power-Pole will title sponsor the 2011 Power-Pole Citrus Slam Bassmaster Elite Series event, to be held on the St. Johns River on March 17-20.

JL Marine Systems will also introduce the Power-Pole Captains Cash contingency program for Elite events.  If the champion angler at each event – including the Bassmaster Elite Series Postseason – uses a Power-Pole anchor, they will receive a $1,000 bonus.

“Being a sponsor of BASS has been a long-time goal of JL Marine Systems and now with the overwhelming product acceptance among anglers, this opportunity is even more special,” said John Oliverio, president of JL Marine Systems.  “We are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with BASS and its Elite Series anglers for years to come.”

The Tampa, Fla.-based company will also serve as a promotional sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series Marshall program. In addition to adhering to 90% of Elite pros boats, Power-Pole serves as the title sponsor of two-time Bassmaster winner Chris Lane of Guntersville, Ala.

“Power-Pole has made significant inroads in the freshwater fishing market with its ability to innovatively market its product and this agreement will only take their exposure opportunities to the next level,” said Tom Ricks, vice president and general manager, BASS.

For more information about Power-Pole, visit www.power-pole.com.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit www.Bassmaster.com.

Bassmaster Elite Series Official Sponsors: Toyota, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon,

Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Skeeter and Yamaha


Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsors: Lowrance, Triton Boats, Nitro Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Ramada and Power-Pole.


About JL Marine Systems Inc.:

JL Marine Systems Inc. is the Tampa, Florida-based manufacturer of the Power-Pole, a shallow water anchor system for all small skiffs, bass boats, flats boats, bay boats and more. Power-Pole is distributed via more than 1000 dealerships throughout the US. Visit www.powerpole.com/storelocator/map.html to find a local dealer.


About BASS


For more than 40 years, BASS has served as the authority on bass fishing.  The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and its expansive tournament structure while championing efforts to connect directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.


The Bassmaster brand and its considerable multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications Bassmaster Magazine, BASS Times and Fishing Tackle Retailer; comprehensive Web properties in Bassmaster.com, BASSInsider.com, ESPNOutdoors.com and ESPN3.com, and ESPN2 television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.


BASS oversees the prestigious Bassmaster Tournament Trail, which includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, BASS Federation Nation and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.


BASS offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members while spearheading progressive, positive change on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.



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