SAN ANTONIO – The mission statement behind ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) is “SUPPORT. DEFEND. FISH.,” and Chris Jaynes, President of Power Tackle Rods and Tim & Judy Reneau, Co-Founders of Power Tackle Rods pledged their support today of the ABA mission through a multi-year sponsorship.
We are grateful for the opportunity to join forces with such a recognized organization as the ArmyBassAnglers. We support and partner with their mission of standing beside the men and women of the United States Armed Services. We know that the partners, anglers and veterans involved in the ABA coalition are hardworking, dedicated and conscientious in their mission and we look forward to being associated with and assisting them in thanking those who serve this great nation.
ABA consists of 18 Pro Staff anglers and hundreds Coalition Pro Staff and Task Force anglers all of whom are active duty or retired U.S. military from all branches of service. The group currently fishes Bass Champs on the World Fishing Network and numerous grass roots events and gained national prominence as the Ceremonial Launch Boats for numerous Bassmasters Classics & Toyota Texas Bass Classics, while raising national awareness for Returning Heroes Home, Heroes on the Water, A Soldiers Child Foundation and Warrior Canine Connection.
The Warrior & Family Support Center, ABA’s original nonprofit it supported, is a 12,000 square-foot rehabilitation center, funded solely by private donations. The center provides space for wounded soldiers undergoing treatment in San Antonio, allowing them to spend private time with their friends and families when they are not actively participating in rehabilitative treatment.
Heroes on the Water (HOW) is a national nonprofit 501c3 that focuses its efforts on kayaking and fishing as a rehabilitative outdoor activity for wounded veterans recovering from their combat injures. HOW is an incredible alternative to power boat fishing and outdoor recreation that has provided very inspiring results, both in physical and emotional rehabilitation.
A Soldiers Child Foundation (ASCF) is a national nonprofit 501c3 that is dedicated to the children of fallen soldiers by providing them birthday gifts each year on behalf of their parent that made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. They also provide college scholarships, camps and events across the country for these incredible kids as they recover from the loss of their parent or parents.
Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is a national nonprofit 501c3 that is dedicated to the training service dogs to support the needs of soldiers diagnosed with PTSD and TBI from combat.
“We are extremely excited about joining forces with Power Tackle and the ability to add another incredible weapon and sponsor to our arsenal that makes our mission possible. Keith Combs has been a long standing friend to the organization and now brings his years of tournament fishing, championship knowledge and expertise in a signature series of rods powered by Power Tackle and an incredible staff to the ArmyBassAnglers family, we could be more excited to get started and get out on the water with these awesome rods. We look forward to a long relationship both on and off the water supporting opportunities to get our veterans and veteran’s children on the water with a Keith Combs Signature Series Rod from Power Tackle—HOOAH,” stated Cody Roberson, President of ArmyBassAnglers.
About ArmyBassAnglers: ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) consists of 18 pro staff anglers, more than 600 Coalition anglers and more than 350 Task Force members. ABA has 60,000 plus subscribers and is constantly growing with active duty and retired U.S. military members. The group fishes all major National Team Tournament Trails on the World Fishing Network (WFN), numerous grass roots and charity events. They have been featured on the hit television show Big Bass Battle, Oakley Big Bass Tour, Skeeter Bass Champs, The Texas Fisherman and host WFN’s hit TV Show FORCE on FORCE.