Provided by Lew’s
Lew's and the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) announced that the Lew's High School Product Grant Program is now open to receive online applications for 2018 initiatives.
Nearly 100 high school fishing clubs across the country took advantage of the program launched last year for the purpose of helping organized teen groups grow their memberships, get involved in community activities and promote conservation awareness.
Officials at F3, a well-known non-profit organization dedicated to youth fishing, liked what they saw in the program's inaugural season and said year two is off to a fast start.
"The Lew's High School Grant Program was instrumental in helping a large number of teams get going and we witnessed great use of the products for the right things," said Executive Director Mark Gintert. "The Lew's Mach combos are top-shelf products, so they have been greatly appreciated whether being used for fundraisers, event prizes or program incentives. Applications are already rolling in and we're proudly reviewing and responding quickly."
The International Game Fish Association (http://www.igfa.org) (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was honored on Sat., Oct. 28, in a ceremony held at the new IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame located in Johnny Morrisí Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Mo.
The 2017 inductees include Rick Clunn, Larry Dahlberg, Peter Fithian, Mike Levitt, and Dr. Eric Prince. These five anglers join 116 fishing greats in the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in recreational fishing around the world.
The 2017 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame honorees were recognized for their contributions to the sport fishing community and are highlighted below.
Rick Clunn is a four-time Bassmaster Classic winner (one of only two anglers to achieve the honor) and is a member of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. When heís not fishing, Clunn shares his love of the sport with children in schools across America. He is recognized by the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame for his endless enthusiasm for the sport of bass fishing, his unmatched four decades of winning B.A.S.S. events and his amazing bass fishing prowess.
(Provided by Shimano)
The ‘Shimano Varsity’ program for high school and college anglers is now ready to help them achieve success in higher education.
Shimano will award five $3,000 scholarships to select high school seniors planning to major in biology, fisheries, wildlife or natural resource fields for their studies beginning in fall of 2017.
“Our scholarship program is one of the keystones to our entire Varsity program,” said Shimano Youth Fishing Director Frank Hyla. “With Shimano staff at all levels, we want to form a mentor relationship, and help these anglers pursue a college degree leading to a career creating better fisheries policy and management practices.”