Fishing & Boating News

Fenwick to Select 10 New Collegiate Anglers for Earn Your Wings Program

by: Kevin Jarnagin, Blue Heron Communications

(May 2, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Entering its fifth season, the Fenwick "Earn Your Wings" program has been wildly popular among collegiate anglers. Fenwick is alleviating the rising cost of tuition by giving anglers the opportunity to fish Fenwick and Pflueger products without spending money that is better used toward an angler's education.  

By selecting 10 student anglers, Fenwick continues to develop the collegiate angler. Earn Your Wings applications are set to open May 9, 2016 and will remain open until July 25, 2016.

Fenwick anglers will be selected based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and overall fishing tournament participation.

One angler selected from the 2017 Earn Your Wings team will acquire an eight-week paid internship with Fenwick at their headquarters in Columbia, S.C.

"The Earn Your Wings program is a step for those individuals looking to break into the fishing industry," said Zach Turner, Fenwick marketing coordinator. "Fenwick is committed to developing young anglers and giving them the opportunity to look beyond the pond. This is an opportunity for college anglers to showcase their creative skills."

To apply for the Fenwick Earn Your Wings program, potential team members must submit an application that includes examples of their best photography in order to make the cut. After a lengthy selection process, the Fenwick Earn Your Wings team will be formed.

Throughout the year, each Fenwick angler will provide photo content that will later be used to influence others to participate in the sport of fishing.

The paid internship consists of marketing duties as well as product development for the brand. This one lucky angler, turned intern, will also have a heavy presence developing material for Fenwick's digital outlets.

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