J.J. Keller Fishing Team Signs as Newest NPAA Supporting Partner

 Jan 2nd, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jan 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 AM

The J.J. Keller Fishing Team recently became the National Professional Anglers Association newest Supporting Partner.  The team, headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, consists of a promotional fishing team devoted to giving back to the sport. Team captains James J. Keller and son Brian are seasoned competitive walleye anglers with a passion for the sport that can be traced back several decades in James case.

James Keller is president of J.J. Keller & Associates, the largest regulatory solutions provider for transportation, workplace safety and human resource markets.  His company helps their customers comply with complex state and federal safety requirements.  Their company serves more than 350,000 customers.

The Keller’s support youth fishing events and fund non-profit organizations that have focused on marine environments via the J.J. Keller Foundation.  Pat Neu, NPAA executive director said, “In 2010, the Foundation donated $25,000 to the communities where NPAA supporting partner AIM held tournaments.  James (NPAA # 798) and Brian (NPAA # 797) exemplify what it means to give back to our sport.”

James J. Keller said, “We are proud of our NPAA Membership and becoming Gold Supporting Partners of the NPAA.  Their mission and vision compliment ours.  Fishing is the number one recreational sport in America and we want to keep it there.”  The Keller’s will build upon their NPAA involvement, portraying the positive side of sportfishing and tournaments via the Fishing Team to their customers and the public.       

The J.J. Keller Fishing Team has been showing associates, vendors and customers their love of walleye, salmon and trout fishing for decades, and will continue to promote the sport to these groups.  They will also work through the Foundation.  James said, “We want to help those interested in the sport and the less fortunate.”  Neu added, “The NPAA is proud to have the Keller’s on board as a Supporting Partner.”

The NPAA is a non-profit organization focused on growing the sport of fishing and increasing the professionalism of its members.  Its Supporting Partners include: Northland Fishing Tackle, Navionics, Mercury Marine, Evinrude Outboards, Lund Boats, Ranger Boats, Oahe Wings and Walleyes Guide Service, Outdoor First Media, Advanced Tex Screen Printing, Worldwide Marine Underwriters, ProStaffGear.com, FLW Outdoors, AIM, North American Media Group, Frabill, John Butts Outdoors,  Prairie Pillow Sportsman’s Lodge, J.J. Keller Fishing Team, U.S. Forest Service, Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, Off-Shore Tackle, Fin-Tech Tackle, Berkley,  Liddle Marketing, FPS Financial Planning Services, Do-it Corp., Optima Batteries, Pasha Lake Cabins, National Fleet Graphics, G2 Gemini, and Fish On Kids Books.  More NPAA member, conference and association news can be viewed at www.npaa.net.

For questions about the NPAA contact: Patrick Neu, NPAA Executive Director @ (920)856-6151.

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