For Immediate Release (Ponca City, Ok. April 13, 2020 12:53pm)
The National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA) has been in regular contact with officials from Missouri about our upcoming event. After consulting with local officials and Missouri Water Patrol this morning and in the interest of public safety and out of extreme caution for the safety of our anglers, the NBAA National Championship event planned for the Truman Lake, Clinton, MO, April 30-May1,2 and presented by Ranger Boats has been moved back to May 28, 29, 30.
All other aspects of the event are the same and scheduled to go forward as planned at this time.
NBAA will continue to working diligently during this pandemic to keep our anglers and staff safe and continue to do all we can to provide quality events. After this morning’s call with state officials, we had no choice but to reschedule the event. We wanted to get the word out to you ASAP so anglers can rebook their lodging. We have spoken to our host lodging providers and they are expecting your calls. Consulting with local officials and housing providers there were no open dates in June so a late May dates were chosen and officials are confident those should work fine. The fishing is better than it has been in years on Truman Lake in Clinton, MO., someone is going home with a new Ranger Boat powered by Evinrude, Minn Kota and Humminbird and it should be a great event.
Anglers who previously registered for the no entry fee championship event will automatically be moved over to the new dates. Those that cannot make these new dates\location may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the national office.
“We do not take moving events lightly.” Stated NBAA President Robert Cartlidge. “But the safety of our anglers, their family and our staff will always be our first priority. We know that our anglers and communities put these dates on their calendars long in advance and a moving them disrupts vacation time, lodging, tourism and workflow for not only our anglers, site hosts, sponsors and staff but for us as a company, it costs us all. Like each of you, we are taking this unprecedented situation day by day right now until it passes.”
Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience, we greatly appreciate your continued support of NBAA as we work to keep everyone safe. We wish each of you and your families health and happiness and hope to see you at an event in 2020 as it would be our honor to have you there!
For more information about, NBAA, OR to start your own NBAA division, visit www.nbaa-bass.com or call 580-765-9031. Look for NBAA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nbaabass.