Bass Pro Shops has committed its seventh straight year of major support for the Waterfowl Festival’s Corporate Partner Program. The leading retailer of premium fishing, camping, hunting and other outdoor equipment has once again joined the program at the $10,000 and above level.
In addition to $8,000 in cash support, Bass Pro is also providing $4,000 in gift certificates as prizes for Calling Contest contestants. The Festival’s World Championship Calling Contests have been a focus of the company’s support since 2002. Its total donations to the event approach $100,000 since Bass Pro began its partnership with the Festival.
The Festival Calling Contests include the World Championship Goose Calling Contest®, the Mason-Dixon Regional Duck Calling Contest, the World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest® and the World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest®. Cash prizes for winners range as high as $10,000 thanks to Bass Pro’s and other sponsors’ support.
Festival President Albert Pritchett noted that Bass Pro’s participation in the Calling Contests has significantly contributed to their growth and success over the years. Not only does the company support the competition financially, but it also helps to promote the event and the Waterfowl Festival as a whole.
“We greatly appreciate the effect that Bass Pro’s participation has had in enhancing the quality and reputation of the Calling Contests,” said Pritchett. “These are world-class competitions, drawing callers from all over the country. Our sponsors and their continued enthusiastic support have clearly contributed to the prestige of this event.”
The 2008 Waterfowl Festival will be held in Easton November 14, 15 & 16. The Calling Contest finals take place on Saturday, November 15, at 7 p.m. at Easton High School Auditorium. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, contact the Waterfowl Festival office at 410-822-4567 or visit its website,www.waterfowlfestival.org.