Fishing & Boating News

Costa Continues Partnership With BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

by: Wade Middleton,

(Dec. 02, 2010 - Daytona Beach, FL) Costa sunglasses recently renewed its longtime partnership with the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship and Association of Collegiate Anglers. In 2011, Costa will again serve as a corporate sponsor and official sunglass of the championship series and its participants.

As part of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing partnership, Costa offers incentives to anglers competing in the tournament series, including the Big Bass Bash at Pickwick Lake in Alabama, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship held at Lake Lewisville in Texas and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open presented by Pepsi in Paris, Tennessee.

The team catching the biggest bass at each tournament that also wears their Costa sunglasses for the duration of the event, will receive $500. An additional $500 will be awarded to the big bass winners at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship and the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open if at least one team member also wears a Costa hat or displays the Costa logo on the front top portion of their jersey, and both team members wear Costa sunglasses on their face or neck from takeoff to weigh-in.

Over the last five years, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship has become one of the most prestigious events in all of collegiate bass fishing. With hopes of winning the coveted title, well over 300 college anglers from across the country will gather at the event, held from May 23 - 27, 2011, in Lewisville, Texas, to compete for the title of national champions.

Costa, a company known for its support of the marine and angling industry, remains committed to BoatUS and the Championship Series it hosts each year.

"The Costa product line is so diverse it allows each of our collegiate anglers to find a pair of sunglasses perfectly tailored to help them on and off the water," said Wade Middleton, tournament director. "Costa's ongoing support since the beginning of the series has also contributed greatly to the continued growth of college fishing."

About Costa
As the leading manufacturer of the world's clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology and unparalleled fit and durability. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa creates what has been referred to as the highest quality, best performing sunglasses on the planet for outdoor enthusiasts. < P> For Costa, conservation is all about sustainable fishing. Many fisheries that should be vibrant and healthy are all but devoid of native fish because they have fallen victim to poor fishing practices, unregulated development, lack of watershed protection or all of the above. Costa works with partners around the world to help increase awareness and influence policy so that both the fish and fishermen of tomorrow will have healthy waters to enjoy. Costa encourages others to help in any way they can.

For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700.