Berkley To Sponsor 18th Annual Canadian Ice Fishing Championship
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Berkley, along with other Pure Fishing brands, will partner with the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship as part of a new sponsorship plan announced by Pure Fishing. The sponsorship package includes cash and product from Pure Fishing's lineup of premium fishing tackle brands that includes Berkley bait, Berkley line, and Fenwick.
Pure Fishing is continuing its support for the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship, having most notably sponsored previous events in conjunction with the Berkley bait and Trilene brands.
"We are very excited to be working with the Canadian Ice Fishing Championship this year. This is a fantastic opportunity to assist in making a national ice event of this caliber in Canada a reality once again," said Pure Fishing Field Marketing Manager, Chris Hockley. "The timing couldn't be better for this partnership considering the recent release of our exciting new line of Fenwick Elite-Tech ice rods and international award-winning Berkley Nanofil Uni-filament fishing line."
The Canadian Ice Fishing Championship, acquired by Lures & Tours in November 2011, is an established name with tourism interests both local and provincial. Competing anglers from Canada and the United States regard this as Canada's premier ice fishing event.
Lures & Tours publishes pocket-sized directories and maps covering some of Ontario's most popular fishing destinations. The company continually supports tournaments, derbies and family fishing events by providing sponsorship, advertising, and photo albums to generate participation and interest. The CIFC is an ideal event with which Lure & Tours looks to draw more attention to ice fishing as a major tourism driver in Ontario.
About Pure Fishing, Inc.
Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Sebile®, SevenStrand®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. With operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages, Pure Fishing, Inc. is part of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in outdoor and recreational lifestyle products and a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation. Additional information can be found at www.purefishing.com.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #379 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.