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2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic at Lake Fork is accepting volunteer applications

by: Stevie Patnode,

(Apr 28, 2015 - Quitman, TX) The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is looking for volunteers to help support the Texas-sized outdoor music festival and world championship fishing event.  The 9th annual TTBC is returning to Lake Fork Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2015. The event will host the world’s greatest anglers as well as chart topping country music performances. This is a perfect opportunity for fishing enthusiasts or those looking to make some great Memorial Day weekend memories to come out and assist with this action-packed event.
Along with the memories, volunteers will receive exclusive tournament gear; including an official TTBC t-shirt and hat, a lunch volunteer badge (serves as general admission Saturday, Sunday & Monday) and a parking pass. Below you will find a list and brief description of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic Volunteer Committees.
ADMISSIONS/WILL CALL:  Admissions volunteers will be responsible for staffing the admissions gate and assisting security to ensure that all spectators have the proper tickets for entry.  Will Call volunteers will be responsible for staffing a ticket booth at the event entrance for ticket buyers to pick up previously purchased tickets.
MEDIA / PR:  Assist Tournament staff with the general operations of the Media Center and promotion of the Tournament, assist with sponsor requests and angler appearances.
  Assists Tournament Staff with answering the phones, greeting visitors, receiving and logging deliveries along with other administrative duties as requested by Tournament Staff.
  Assist the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) with various activities in the TP&W Outdoor Adventures Area.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES:  Responsible for staffing the volunteer headquarters, handling uniform distribution and maintaining a comfortable working environment for the volunteers.
“With an event of this size, we rely heavily on the support of our volunteers in order to create a seamless event for all to enjoy. Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or simply looking to get involved in a major community event, there is a volunteer committee for you,” said Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. “Volunteering also provides an excellent opportunity to join in on the support of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.”
About the Tournament: The Toyota Texas Bass Classic is a world-class bass fishing tournament, featuring the top 35 bass anglers in the world, along with a festival to include exceptional entertainment and a variety of family and industry activities. This three-day event will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2015 on Lake Fork in Quitman, Texas.
Events / Entertainment: Extraordinary live music and events that will appeal to the whole family. This will include a variety of games and activities at the Brookshire’s Outdoor Adventures Area, incredible food and a fishing industry expo, featuring seminars and the latest in fishing equipment, gear and accessories.
Charity: Proceeds benefit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. For more information click here to visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife page.
Current sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Nitro Boats, Wood County Industrial Commission, Anheuser-Busch, LEER Truck Caps, The Coca-Cola Company, Tellepsen, GoPro, HOLT CAT, JBL, GEICO, Brookshire’s Grocery Company, Kim’s Convenience Store, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Allied Waste Systems, Peoples Telephone Cooperative, TLC Media, Tyler Morning Telegraph, 105.7 KYKX, The Ranch KKUS 104.1, KMOO 99.9 & Sabine River Authority.
For additional information, visit or call 1-866-907-0143.
For volunteer application, visit