Sponsorship Information

Affiliate of the National B.A.S.S. Nation

Dear Potential Connecticut B.A.S.S. Nation Sponsor,

The Connecticut Bass Nation (CBN) was founded in 1974 by a group of people who shared a common passion for fishing. Today the membership numbers more than 300 members. Currently, there are twenty-two adult clubs comprised of men and women, High School Teams and Juniors who take an active interest in fishing and protecting our natural resources.

Throughout the year, the CBN hosts a trail of competitive fishing events. Tournaments #1, #2, & #3 are open to all CBN members. The top 25 Anglers & Co-anglers from those events qualify to fish our CBN Classic, the top three Anglers, and the top three Co-anglers, from these events, automatically become members of the Connecticut State Team. The top Angler, and the Top Co-angler of the Bryan Kerchal Tournament of Champions, our “Mr. Bass” tournament, also becomes part of the CBN State Team. At the end of the tournament season, the CBN holds a state championship where the top 7 Anglers and the top 6 co-anglers fill in the remaining spots on the CBN State Team.

The CBN State team competes, in a regional tournament, against the teams from 16 other states, Canada and Spain. This week long tournament is all expense paid, for the competitors, by the CBN. The top angler and co-angler advances to the B.A.S.S. Nation National Tournament (all expenses paid) and the top angler from each region (3) moves on to the Bassmaster Classic. The top co-angler after day two in each region (3) receives a boat package and other sponsorships. The Top co-angler over all goes on to the Bassmaster Classic also. The Bassmaster Classic is the world Championship for competitive bass fishing.

The CBN takes an active approach in helping our community by supporting events and organizations such as Veterans Tournaments, Folds of Honor Benefit Tournament, and Toys for Tots, The Bryan Kerchal Memorial Fund, The Robert S. Malloy Scholarship Fund (University of Connecticut), Riverfront Recapture, Casting Kids Competitions partnered with Tackle the Storm Foundation, and the CBN Junior/High School Tournaments. Then CBN also give out three Scholarships’ a year to CBN members families who qualify. Throughout the year, individual clubs run events that raise money for other charities and organizations.

All of the things that are part of the CBN are sustained through the support of sponsors. Sponsors of the CBN donate merchandise or support the CBN through monetary donations. In return for their support, sponsors have the opportunity to advertise their company through four different levels of sponsorship. Each level of sponsorship entitles the sponsor specific ways of advertising through the CBN. (Please see the attached page).

We hope that you will consider sponsoring the Connecticut B.A.S.S. Nation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the address, email or phone number listed below. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sponsorship Chairperson