Ryan Sproule, special events coordinator on behalf of Lund Boats Canada, announced that Lund Boats had renewed their partnership and sponsorship of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
“This marks the 16th year of our partnership in the Fort Frances tournament,” noted Sproule. “Since its inception in 1995, Lund Boats and Pinewood Sports, the Lund Dealer in Fort Frances, have been important major sponsors supporting this community event.”
“Tournament fishing remains a critical facet of Lund Boat Company,” said Tony Kolker, Lund Marketing Manager. “Many of the performance innovations that are incorporated into today’s boats are direct descendants of input from professional tournament fishermen. We are happy to continue our association with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.”
The 2010 Tournament will take place on Rainy Lake, July 18-24 with weigh-ins in the Memorial Sports Centre. Sproule noted that the new venue will add excitement each day and it offered the tournament the opportunity to add new features to the show.
“We look forward to our participation at the weigh in site by being able to showcase our exciting line-up of Lund Boats during the tournament.” added Sproule.
Bob Fichuk of Pinewood Sports commented; “Pinewood Sports is excited to participate as a sponsor in the 16th annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Pinewood Sports and Marine believes in the tournament and we look forward to continuing the partnership of Pinewood Sports, Lund Boats and the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship in its new location at the Memorial Sports Centre.”
Fort Frances tournament favorites Jeff Gustafson, Denis Barnard, Al Lindner, James Lindner, Alex and Darrell Keszler depend on Lund Boats for their success in fishing tournaments.
Tom Fry, Chairman of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship added “Lund Boat Company is an icon in tournament fishing in Northwestern Ontario and recreation fishing. We are proud to again partner this year with Lund so that we can again showcase this terrific boat brand.
Lund Boats are manufactured in New York Mills, Minnesota. The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is operated by a not for profit corporation organized with volunteers in Fort Frances.