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Pelagic Named Presenting Sponsor of Blue Marlin Grand Championship
Orange Beach, AL: The Blue Marlin Grand Championship tournament is proud to announce that Pelagic Gear will be the official Presenting Sponsor of this year's event. In addition, they are also the Official Eyewear of the tournament and will have an impressive retail display set up in the Sponsor Village, where anticipated crowds of over 10,000 will turn out to witness what's become known as "The Greatest Show in Sportfishing," July 7-12, 2015.
Pelagic is one of the best-loved names in sportfishing thanks to their relentless pursuit of the highest quality gear for anglers, captains and crews. This year, as part of their event sponsorship every participating team will have the opportunity to experience that quality for themselves, as each will receive customized Pelagic wear prior to the start of the event. The tournament's winners will also receive additional clothing and they're even sponsoring the one and only Miss Billfish bikini contest, where spectators will have a chance to check out the latest in ladies swimwear.
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"Pelagic is a great match for this event," says tournament coordinator Scott Burt. "They are a forward-thinking, innovative apparel company that's on the cutting edge of fashion and that's the same attitude we have. You can really feel the high energy as you approach the weigh in arena with the pounding rock and roll music, TV cameras, smoke cannons, million watt lights and super-size LED Jumbotron screens. Pelagic brings that kind of excitement as well."
Colin Sarfeh, Marketing Director of PELAGIC, echoed those sentiments. "We are excited about bringing PELAGIC back to the Gulf Coast once again this year, and thrilled to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Blue Marlin Grand Championship. The festival and show-like atmosphere perfectly mesh with the Pelagic lifestyle, something we simply can't wait to further showcase to the thousands of participating anglers, crews, and spectators at The Wharf. We'll have an incredible product line-up on display, including limited-edition men's and women's gear, as well as our best-selling polarized sunglasses. It's going to be a great week in Orange Beach!"
For those who are unfamiliar with the Blue Marlin Grand Championship, it's a professionally promoted and produced billfish tournament that's quickly become a favorite among competitive big-game enthusiasts. Part of that popularity is due to the event's location at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, a near-perfect venue for a world-class sportfishing tournament complete with marina, restaurants and nightlife all within close proximity. The Blue Marlin Grand Championship also features significant live local television coverage in addition to a strong social media presence, online streaming and much more. The current Alabama state record blue marlin was caught during the 2013 rendition of the tournament, proving that the timing is nearly perfect for great fishing in the upper Gulf of Mexico. From a charitable standpoint, the Blue Marlin Grand Championship benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
And now with a strong presenting sponsorship in place from Pelagic Gear, there are more reasons than ever before to visit The Wharf in Orange Beach July 7-12, 2015.