Fishing & Boating News

Fishers of Men Skeeter/Yamaha Join Forces

by: Bobby Eads-Director,

(Dec. 22, 2010 - ) The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail today announced a Sponsorship Agreement between the organization and Skeeter/Yamaha. Effective Jan 1st Skeeter and Yamaha will become the Official exclusive Boat and Motor Sponsors of both the Fishers of Men Team and Legacy Tournament Series.

Upon making the announcement Fishers of Men Founder and National Director Al Odom stated "we owe a debt of gratitude to our friends at both Triton and Mercury for their long-standing support of our organization. Both Earl Bentz and Michelle Kilburn are both class acts and their support of our organization through the years has helped us develop a strong organization which has impacted thousands of lives. We wish them continued success in the future."

In making the announcement Odom stated that with recent changes in the landscape in the boating business, we felt like it was the right time for us to look at all of our options. Because of the strength of their company and the quality and reputation of both their products and management we didn't have to look far. When Senior Vice President Bob Eads and myself made a list of companies we felt like could help us continue to grow and develop as we move into our 14th year of Ministry, Skeeter/Yamaha was right at the top. Fortunately I think that Jeff Stone, Ben Jarrett, and JoAnne O'Bryant with Skeeter/ Yamaha recognized what Fishers of Men could bring to the table when you take into consideration the 4500+ active members participating in over 300 separate events encompassing 26 states.

Of special interest is our Legacy Series which features exclusive Adult/Junior Team competition. I think we all realize that our Legacy Series participants are not only the future of our sport but of our country. What better way to share our Faith and grow our sport than to offer today's youth a great environment to be exposed to the joys of competitive fishing with someone who cares deeply about them.

Fishers of Men Championship level events will award Skeeter/Yamaha Boat and motor packages to the Champions. In all, 6 Skeeter/Yamaha packages will be given away this season. Personally Odom stated " I have several friends who own Skeeters and have always admired the fishermen friendly layouts these boats have. I can't wait to get behind the wheel of the FX series with the awesome new Yamaha SHO 4- stroke. Where I'm from around Santee-Cooper and Lake Murray we can get some pretty rough conditions and my friends tell me just wait to you experience the rough-water ride in the Skeeter/Yamaha package. You'll be hooked!"