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FLW Fantasy Fishing
FLW Fantasy Fishing payout to include over $1.7 million in cash, prizes during Wal-Mart FLW Tour including guaranteed $1 million cash grand prize
FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play. Participants can log on to FantasyFishing.com to enter for their chance to land the catch of a lifetime with a guaranteed $1.7 million in cash prizes. In addition, thousands of participants will have the opportunity to win prizes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars including boats, vehicles, ATVs, personal watercrafts, gift cards and much more.
Participants can begin determining their fantasy fishing teams in January. The fantasy-fishing season kicks off Feb. 28, 2008, in conjunction with the beginning of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. The season culminates Aug. 14-17 at the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup in Columbia, S.C.
"With the popularity and profile of professional angling on the rise and with the first-ever, recently awarded $1 million first-place payout at the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup, we knew it was time to give the public an opportunity to win as well," said Irwin Jacobs, chairman of FLW Outdoors. "We are forever raising the bar in fantasy sports by offering the highest payout with over $1.7 million in cash and prizes."
Consisting of seven events, FLW Fantasy Fishing mirrors the FLW Tour schedule that includes six regular-season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup.
Each lucrative tournament allows participants to create and rank their own pro angler team of 10 anglers they think will place the highest in the next FLW Tour event with the chance to win over $1.7 million in cash prizes, plus boats, vehicles, ATVs, personal watercrafts, gift cards and much more all building up to the championship tournament, the Forrest Wood Cup. Then, one lucky FLW Fantasy Fishing participant who earns the most cumulative points over the seven events will win a $1 million cash grand prize, guaranteed. FLW Fantasy Fishing also allows participants to set up their own leagues.
"Fantasy sports history will be made," said Jacobs. "Anyone could win and become the first-ever fantasy sports millionaire just by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing."
Participants can now win like professional anglers. Not only will participants have the chance to win the largest prize ever awarded in a fantasy sport, they'll also have the opportunity to win thousands of prizes from several of FLW Outdoors' great sponsors.
FLW Fantasy Fishing participants earn points based on their fantasy fishing team of ten anglers' placement finishes for each tournament on the FLW Tour. Each of the six regular-season tournaments will award $100,000 to the participant with the most points. Another $100,000 will go to the participant with the most points in the Forrest Wood Cup. The $1 million cash grand prize then goes to the cumulative-points winner over all six regular-season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup.
For more information about FLW Outdoors Fantasy Fishing, please visit FantasyFishing.com, and for information about FLW Outdoors, please browse this site or call (270) 252-1000.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors is named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, and it conducts the following tournament circuits:
o Wal-Mart FLW Tour
o Wal-Mart FLW Series
o Stren Series
o Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League
o Ranger Owners Tournament Championship Series
o Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour
o Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League
o Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour
o Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series
o Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series
o Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series
These circuits offer combined purses of nearly $43 million through 240 events in 2007.
Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world's leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Walmart.com.
The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 35 years. In 2006 TBF partnered with the largest tournament operations and marketing organization in the world, FLW Outdoors. For more information about The Bass Federation, visit bassfederation.com or call 580-765-9031
For more information about FLW Outdoors, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call 270-252-1000