Fishing & Boating News

Evinrude Extends Sponsorship To Include New Wal-Mart FLW Series

Premier outboard manufacturer to sponsor companion circuit to Wal-Mart FLW Tour

by: J Sealock,

(Nov. 15, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN.) FLW Outdoors announced Tuesday that Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP U.S., Inc.) will expand its sponsorship to include the new $6.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Series. Irwin L. Jacobs, chairman of FLW Outdoors, said: "Once again, Evinrude has stepped up to support the professional angling community. Immediately following the announcement of the new FLW Series, Evinrude did not hesitate for a minute to show their support and enthusiasm for professional tournament angling. "In terms of whether there was a need for the new circuit, I believe the facts speak for themselves, as evidenced by both Evinrude's actions as well as FLW Outdoors' commitment to continue to work together toward growing the sport of professional angling. The professional anglers throughout the United States have enthusiastically responded by signing up for the new FLW Series in record time." Jacobs further stated, "I am both hopeful and optimistic that the professional anglers and their families will continue to support and reward Evinrude by purchasing their quality outboard-engine products." Roch Lambert - vice president, general manager, Outboard Engines for BRP U.S., Inc. - said: "We are both pleased and excited to once again show our support for the professional angling community by extending our relationship with FLW Outdoors to include the newly announced FLW Series. Evinrude believes that our continued sponsorship and partnership with FLW Outdoors, along with the other premier U.S. companies that sponsor FLW Outdoors, confirm that FLW Outdoors is not only the largest tournament organization in the world, but it truly represents the best of the best in tournament fishing. We are proud to be a sponsor and partner of FLW Outdoors." BRP U.S., Inc., a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. The BRP portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo(r) and LynxTM snowmobiles, Sea-Doo(r) watercraft and sport boats, Johnson(r) and Evinrude(r) outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude(r) E-TEC(r), Bombardier* all-terrain vehicles (ATV), Rotax(r) engines and karts. For more information about Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines, call (866) EVINRUDE. Wal-Mart and many of America's most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart has been the title sponsor of FLW Outdoors since 1997. For more information about FLW Outdoors tournaments, call (270) 252-1000.