San Antonio, TX – September 13, 2011 – School is back in session, so we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that the Association of Collegiate Anglers has some of the best back to school shopping deals and bonus programs available to collegiate anglers. With the help of our great sponsors, the ACA offers a variety of discounts on gear you already buy, plus bonus cash and prizes for those that compete in the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.
These deals and bonuses are great for the anglers that take advantage of the programs and compete in the events, but they also have value for the club. Discounts and bonus programs can serve as recruitment tools for your own club. When promoted as part of a call-out meeting, or communicated to your newest club members, these programs can help make being a member of your bass club more rewarding. Offers are available to all members, regardless of how many ACA events your members have competed in.
As you talk to potential new members of your club, don’t forget that your club can offer discounts to these new anglers. Savings ranging from 20-40% on brands they know like Berkley, Trokar, Big Bite Baits, and others are available. These great savings are available to new members when they join your bass club. In addition, the ACA offers 10 different bonus programs, many at no cost to the anglers. These programs are designed to reward anglers who support our sponsors in any ACA . Your club can also join The Bass Federation (TBF) with a reduced membership fee. This membership provides your club with liability insurance for your events, along with medical, and AD & D coverage for your participants, along with a host of other benefits.
Last, but certainly not least, ACA membership benefits also include the opportunity to not only save big, but win big! Our sponsors have put together contingency packages that can put a bonus of over $6,000 in your pocket at the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. Over $3,000 of these bonuses are awarded to the highest finishers, in the event the winners don’t take advantage of these great programs. Many of these programs are at no expense to the angler, with most tied to product use and logo inclusions on jerseys.
To make ordering jerseys easy, we have partnered with Gemini Custom Apparel, who is offering an “ACA Alliance Jersey” package. This jersey can be customized with your school colors and logos, while featuring the ACA contingency sponsor logos, and maximizing your team’s bonuses. Additional details and artwork examples can be found in the Membership Benefits Package.
A program outline is currently available at http://www.collegiatebasschampionship.com/discounts-incentives.html, where you can learn about both the discounts and the contingencies. You’ll also find the Membership Benefits Package that can be downloaded for emailing and sharing within your club. The only prerequisite for participation is that the anglers register with the ACA via email. Clubs can use the form found here to register the entire club at one time, or individuals can send an email to Danny
Take a moment to look this info over and share it with your club. As always, if you have any questions, just let us know.