Fishing & Boating News

Leesport Man Wins $12,000 Boat and $1,000 Worth of Groceries.

(Mar. 02, 2005 - HARRISBURG, PA) Joseph Polityka of Leesport, PA was the Grand Prize winner in a drawing to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show® presented by Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. Polityka won a Smoker Craft Resorter fishing boat/trailer equipped with a Evinrude E-tec 40 hp motor valued at $12,000 donated by Towne Marine of Bloomsburg, PA, and $1,000 worth of groceries, donated by Giant.              Polityka's name was selected from over 10,000 entries. "I couldn't believe it! You think, who wins these things? Until you win," said Polityka. Polityka says he and his family will use the boat to explore and fish Pennsylvania lakes. "The boats deep V hull will be good for multi-species fishing," Polityka said. The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is the largest consumer event of its kind in North America. Attracting outdoor sports enthusiasts from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Washington DC to view hunting and fishing products, plan outdoor sports and camping vacations, shop for boats, RVs, SUVs, motorcycles and ATVs, and participate in a wide range of family entertainment.  The Show includes: seven different venues including a Fishing Pavilion, Archery Pavilion, Travel Pavilion, Boat Hall, Hunting Halls, Vehicle Showcase, and Outfitters' Halls.                          The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is owned and operated by Reed Exhibitions. Reed Exhibitions (NYSE: RUK:ENL) is the world leader in creating high profile, targeted industry events where buyers and suppliers come together to do business. Reed Exhibitions Worldwide produces over 470 events in 29 countries. Reed Exhibitions North American produces about 70 events in the US and Canada, serving 25 different industries and over one million professionals. Reed Exhibitions is a member of the Reed Elsevier plc Group, the world's leading publishing information provider and organizer of trade and consumer events. Field & Stream and Outdoor Life are registered trademarks of Time4 Outdoors, a division of TIME, Inc., used under license. Chevy is the Official Truck; U.S. Smokeless Tobacco is the Official Smokeless Tobacco; Yamaha is the Official ATV; and Gander Mountain is the Official Retailer of the 2005 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.