The mission statement behind ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) is "SUPPORT. DEFEND. FISH.," and Gary Dobyns, founder of Dobyns Rods Company, pledged his support today of the ABA mission through a multi-year sponsorship.
"I am proud to be an American and enjoy those liberties, such as fishing, that our servicemen and women serve to defend daily through the United States military," Dobyns said. "When I first learned about ABA's efforts to take our returning veterans fishing, I knew immediately I had to be involved. My hope is that when our veterans set the hook into that first fish with a Dobyns Rod, it will add to an already fun and memorable experience on the water. Now, I can proudly say that Dobyns Rods and ArmyBassAnglers are poised to make that happen."
ABA consists of 12 pro staff anglers and 100 coalition anglers all of whom are active duty or retired U.S. military from all branches of service. The group currently fishes Bass Champs on the World Fishing Network, and numerous grass roots events, and gained national prominence as the Ceremonial Launch Boats for the past two Bassmasters Classics while raising National awareness for Returning Heroes Home, Lone Star Paralyzed Veterans of America, Heroes on the Water and Veteran Outdoors.
The Warrior & Family Support Center, ABA's original non-profit it supported, is a 12,000 square-foot rehabilitation center, funded solely by private donations. It provides space for wounded soldiers undergoing treatment in San Antonio, allowing them to spend private time with friends and families when not participating in rehabilitative treatment.
Heroes on the Water is a National non-profit 501(c)(3) that focuses its efforts on kayaking and fishing as a rehabilitative outdoor activity for wounded veterans recovering from their combat injures. HOW is an incredible alternative to power boat fishing and outdoor recreation that has provided very inspiring results both in physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Veteran Outdoors is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that completes the ArmyBassAngler's Task Force of non-profits that provides big game one-of-a-kind hunting and fishing experiences for wounded veterans with some of the country's most experienced pros and guides all focused on the wounded hero and his story.
"We are extremely excited about joining forces with Dobyns Rods and the ability to upgrade our existing arsenal of 'weapons' to the hottest Rod Company in the industry and the entire West Coast," stated ArmyBassAnglers President Cody Roberson. "We are continually seeking premier companies to support our mission, and Dobyns Rods is a perfect combat multiplier with its awesome line of Champion and Savvy Series Rods.
"If you know anything about soldiers, you know that being equipped with superior weapons both on and off the water is key to maintaining a tactical advantage in any given situation. It almost certainly sways the outcome of the conflict in your favor. Making the transition to Dobyns Rods gives our pros a new and enhanced tactical advantage in any tournament. We are proud to join forces with a company and product as advanced as the Dobyns Rods line of weapons-HOOAH," added Roberson. "We look forward to a long-strong relationship with Dobyns Rods and putting this incredible product into the hands of America's finest."
As a "Thank You" to all service members for their sacrifice, Dobyns Rods and ArmyBassAnglers have joined forces to offer a 30% discount on all Dobyns Rods by using the promotional code "Military."
"Gary really is a patriot at heart, and when we discussed a discount for service members he didn't blink an eye. He said this is a must do for them," stated Roberson. "Now all service members can upgrade their arsenal of rods with a Champion or Savvy Series Rod."
For more information on Dobyns Rods, visit www.DobynsRods.com or www.armybassanglers.com.