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TPWD News Release — March 6, 2014

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Looking for Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities available at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic at Lake Fork

QUITMAN—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) is seeking volunteers to help support the Texas sized outdoor music festival and world championship fishing event. The 8th annual TTBC is returning to Lake Fork, May 9-11, 2014. The event will host the world’s greatest anglers as well as chart topping country music performances. Fishing knowledge is not required and those who register now will receive an unforgettable experience.

Along with the memories, volunteers will receive exclusive tournament gear; including an official TTBC t-shirt, hat, lunch, volunteer badge (serves as general admission Friday, Saturday & Sunday) and a parking pass. Below you will find a list and brief description of the TTBC Committees.

ADMISSIONS/WILL CALL: Admissions volunteers will be responsible for supporting 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 and PAA staff with the general operations of the Media Center and promotion of the Tournament, assist with sponsor requests and angler appearances.

TOURNAMENT OFFICE: Assists Tournament Staff with answering the phones, greeting visitors, receiving and logging deliveries along with other administrative duties as requested by Tournament Staff.

TPWD OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AREA: 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.

“Volunteering is a great way to get in on all the action at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to make an event of this size work, and the volunteers are a major part of making it a success,” said Lenny Francoeur, Tournament Director. “Volunteering also provides an excellent opportunity to connect within your community and 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 50 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 May 9-11, 2014 at Lake Fork, 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 Texas Parks & Wildlife Outdoor Adventures Area, incredible food and a fishing industry expo featuring seminars and the latest in fishing equipment, gear and accessories. Merchandise will be available for purchase at the Tournament venue.

Charity: Proceeds benefit the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. For more information on TPWD click here www.tpwd.state.tx.us

Current sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Leer Truck Caps, HOLT CAT, Ugly Stik, Republic Services, Tellespen, ATX Wheels, Geico, Yamaha, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Brookshire’s, TLC Radio, KYKX 105.7, 104.1 The Ranch & the Coca-Cola Company.

For additional information, visit www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com or call 1-866-907-0143.

For volunteer application, visit http://www.toyotatexasbassclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-TTBC-Volunteer-Application.pdf

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