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US Army signs on with 2021 MLF High School Fishing


The US Army – the largest military branch in the country with more than 700,000 soldiers – has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2021 MLF High School Fishing event.

With multiple scholarships and advancement opportunities and a partnership with The Bass Federation – including the opportunity to compete for more than $3m in scholarships and prizes at the High School Fishing National Championships and World Finals – the event is seen as an excellent introduction to competitive bass fishing for teenage anglers.

“This partnership will allow the US Army to connect with today’s outdoors enthusiasts,” said Sergeant 1st Class, Andrew M. Benedict, Army Outdoor Team Leader. “We will share our experiences in the Army and demonstrate that you can serve your country while still pursuing your passions in the woods or on the water.

“We will also highlight how the US Army assists soldiers in continuing the pursuit of their passions through programmes like the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and others, where soldiers can rent equipment or book hunting expeditions around the world.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the US Army and its Army Outdoors Team to our fishing family,” said Jim Wilburn, MLF President and CEO. “The US Army’s diverse range of individual soldiers with unique backgrounds and heart-felt passions creates a seamless connection with the youth of today. We are excited to explore this partnership throughout the 2021 season and continue to invest in our students across the nation.”

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