Davy Hite to appear at Spartanburg, SC Academy Sports + Outdoors on May 2nd

Spartanburg, SC – Professional angler Davy Hite of Ninety Six, SC will appear Saturday, May 2nd at the Spartanburg Academy Sports + Outdoors to sign autographs, offer fishing tips and introduce the new Mop Jig from Buckeye Lures. The store is hosting a Casting Kids competition, a boater safety demonstration by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a fishing simulator and shooting sports trailer manned by the South Carolina DNR.

“I am excited about Academy Sports + Outdoors’ presence in South Carolina with the Spartanburg store and the future location in Greenville.  I salute them for hosting a casting competition to encourage kids to participate in the sport of fishing.   The event will be a lot of fun and I look forward to spending time with the fans and Academy employees,” said Hite.

“Davy Hite is one of the most well-known anglers in this part of the country and we are thrilled to have him in our store.  We encourage customers to come meet Davy and enjoy the festivities,” said Bill Biggerstaff, Pro Staff at the Spartanburg store.

Academy Sports + Outdoors (www.academy.com), is a rapidly expanding sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer headquartered near Houston, Texas.  Academy has become a leader in the sports and outdoor industry by offering a broad selection of name brand equipment, apparel and footwear at everyday low prices.  The company offers a complete line of athletic, casual and work apparel & footwear; bikes and scooters; fitness, team sports, golf, fishing, marine, water sports, hunting, camping, grilling equipment and outdoor furniture.  Academy operates 112 stores in 11 states throughout the southeastern U.S.

During a 19 year career Davy Hite has won the 1999 Bassmaster Classic title, 1998 FLW Tour Championship, 1997 and 2002 BASS Angler of the Year titles, 7 BASS titles and qualified for 13 Bassmasters Classics.  His career BASS and FLW earnings exceed $1.8 million.  Mr. Hite’s sponsors include Buckeye Lures, Advance Land and Timber, Evinrude, Triton Boats, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Owner, Solar Bat, Yamamoto, All Star rods, Pflueger reels and Berkley Trilene.