NORTHBROOK, IL (July 11, 2011) South Bend Sporting Goods, has formed a partnership with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and will launch the Zoo Kids® brand of fishing and outdoor related products for children under the age of six at the 2011 ICAST Fishing Tackle Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The partnership will foster childrens’ appreciation and learning about the outdoors and animals, bring families together in fun, affordable activities, all through a unique retail program. For every purchase of a Zoo Kids 1-piece fishing combo, a child will receive a free admission to any accredited AZA Zoo or Aquarium throughout the United States.
The Zoo Kids Free Child’s Admission program adds the Power of the Zoo to an already incredible value in entry-level, outdoor products for children. For retailers expanding into the family outdoor market, the Zoo Kids program has the two-for-one value that many money conscious families are looking for today.
Zoo Kids introduce three animal characters: Panda, Penguin and Tiger on colorful 30-inch, 1-piece spincast combos, pre-spooled with monofilament and a casting plug. Designed to entertain and educate pre-school children, the Zoo Kids combos are easy to use and will provide hours of safe family fun.
South Bend Sporting Goods new partnership with AZA is a reflection of their shared beliefs and values. South Bend and AZA both focus on inspiring education and conservation of our wildlife and resources as well as build strong families and communities. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a non-profit organization and America’s leading accrediting organization for zoos and aquariums. The AZA only admits those institutions that meet rigorous standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation and science.
About South Bend Sporting Goods:
South Bend Sporting Goods, a family fishing tradition since 1906, has devoted a lifetime creating products that allow anglers to experience the joys of fishing. South Bend’s heritage has been built by introducing dependable, high quality and affordable fishing tackle that attracts millions of anglers to our family year after year. South Bend’s comprehensive product assortment includes: rods, reels, combos, terminal tackle and fishing accessories. www.south-bend.com