Anderson, S.C. – The High School Bass Class, a bass fishing seminar program for high school and middle school anglers, announces its new title sponsors, Berkley® and Abu Garcia®, and the 2020 seminar date, Dec. 12-13.
The newly titled Berkley Abu Garcia High School Bass Class will be back in Anderson, S.C. in December for the two-day classroom format experience. The event provides youth anglers opportunities to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge of bass fishing through classroom instruction taught by industry leaders and professional anglers.
This year’s event will feature a keynote address from the 2020 Bassmaster Classic Champion and Berkley and Abu Garcia angler, Hank Cherry, along with general sessions and panel discussions with professional anglers and industry professionals. The unique event connects youth anglers, boat captains and fishing programs with industry representatives to provide opportunities for engagement with professionals and brands throughout the fishing industry – providing skills and conservation education and creating awareness of professional and post-graduate opportunities.
“We are excited about the explosive growth of high school anglers across the country,” said Jon Schlosser, Vice President of Marketing for Berkley and Abu Garcia. “These anglers approach this sport as they would any other athletic pursuit. Our products, and our brands, support their competitive spirit.”
Berkley and Abu Garcia are well-known names in the bass fishing industry and have previously provided in-kind support to High School Bass Class events. Signing on as the title sponsor is proof of the iconic brands’ support of the fishing community at large, and especially for youth anglers. In addition to sponsoring the High School Bass Class, Berkley and Abu Garcia operate the Student Angler Program for high school and college anglers.
“The support of major brands in the fishing industry is paramount to being able to reach youth anglers and provide the highest level of expertise in the sessions and panel discussions during the event,” said Neil Paul, co-founder of High School Bass Class. “We’re thankful for Berkley and Abu Garcia’s support and look forward to bringing this and future events to youth anglers in South Carolina and other states.”
Registration is now open for the December event, and high school and middle school anglers can register online at www.highschoolbassclass.com. The two-day event is $95 and includes a shirt, gift bag with sponsor items, a networking lunch on Saturday, dinner on Saturday night, and breakfast on Sunday morning.
About High School Bass Class
Founded in 2016, High School Bass Class is an experience designed to provide education, exposure and connections for high school and middle school anglers. The program offers
opportunities to foster engagement with the broader bass fishing industry on the topics of on-the-water skills, conservation, networking and career development. For more information, visit www.highschoolbassclass.com.
About Berkley and Abu Garcia
Pure Fishing, Inc., parent company of Berkley and Abu Garcia, 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®, Fin-Nor®, Greys®, Hardy®, Hodgman®, Johnson®, JRC®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, Sebile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Ugly Stik®, and Van Staal®.