We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with Ironwood Pacific Outdoors to offer three Backyard Bass grant opportunities next month. These grants will be made available to organizations promoting fishing and angling education in the United States and Canada.
Now through September 23, 2011, organizations may register for this grant opportunity at: http://www.savvyboater.com/backyardbass. Each registered organization will be added to an online voting ballot. Voting will begin on October 1, 2011 and end on October 31, 2011. The three organizations with the most votes will be awarded with a $200, $200, or $50 grant for the purchase of Backyard Bass.
If you know of an organization that promotes fishing or angling education in the United States and Canada, encourage them to register for this grant opportunity.
More About the Backyard Bass
The Backyard Bass – manufactured by Ironwood Pacific Outdoors – are colorful fish-shaped casting targets designed to make learning to cast fun and easy. They are used by angler educators, teachers, and clubs throughout the country to teach and develop casting skills.
A number of educators have taken the idea even further by incorporating knot tying classes with the Backyard Bass Casting Plug and target practice with the Backyard Bass. Other educators have taped real images of fish to the bottom of the Backyard Bass to teach fish identification. This same idea has been used to hold fishing derbies, with the addition of length/weight to the image.
Although the Backyard Bass were originally designed for kids ages 6 and up, they are being used in a variety of teen and adult organizations from high school p.e. classes to rehabilitation programs. They provide kids and adults alike with the foundation to become involved in a positive, lifelong activity.