Fort Worth, Texas — Bass Champs, one of the nation’s leading bass fishing tournament trails, is proud to announce an extended sponsorship agreement with Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, featuring the newly created “Costa Big Bass Bonus” award for anglers fishing the Bass Champs Tournament Trail.

“Costa Del Mar has been one of Bass Champs leading sponsors for the past four years, and we’re excited that the company is bringing innovative marketing strategies to Bass Champs, adding incentives for our tournament anglers to experience the Costa advantage while on the water,” says Chad Potts, President of Bass Champs.

With the “Costa Big Bass Bonus,” the winner of any Bass Champs “big bass” award will earn an additional $200 for wearing a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses while on stage.

Costa is also giving non-participating anglers the opportunity to score a new pair of Costa sunglasses by guessing the winning weight of upcoming Bass Champs tournaments.  Outdoor and fishing fans may visit and click through to before each tournament to submit their guess, and with more than 20 tournament stops throughout Texas, fans have more than one chance to win.

“Bass Champs is the premier bass fishing tournament series in Texas.  The tournaments are well run and fished by the best bass fishermen in Texas, including many of our pros and staff.  We look forward to a long association with Bass Champs,” says Al Perkinson, Costa Del Mar’s Vice President of Marketing.

Award-winning Costa Del Mar sunglasses have been a favorite of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts for decades, and the company prides itself on customer satisfaction.  Costa products are hand-built with pure lens perfection and patented 580 lens technology.  Costa sunglasses are produced from durable materials, and designed for the perfect fit.  All Costa sunglasses come with a lifetime warranty.

For 2010, the Bass Champs Tournament Trail hits some of the best bass fisheries in the state of Texas, including Cedar Creek, Lake Fork, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Lewisville, Lake Tawakoni, Sam Rayburn, Lake Belton, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, Lake Amistad, Choke Canyon and Falcon Lake.  Tournament winners earn a guaranteed $20,000 check, with qualifiers from the North, Central, East and South Divisions meeting at the Team Championships for a shot at their share of more than $100,000.

Bass Champs sponsors include some of the fishing, marine and outdoor industries most well known brands, including Skeeter, Yamaha, Berkley, Minn Kota, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Abu Garcia, Humminbird, Sure Life, Continental Trailers, Navionics, Billy Bob’s Texas, Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Chamber of Commerce and Zapata County Chamber of Commerce.

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