Bajio Sunglasses Named Presenting Sponsor for the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series and the ABT 100 Series

Dec 27, 2021


CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director

PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 855.9FISHAL

EMAIL: kay@alabamabasstrail.org

Bajio Sunglasses Named Presenting Sponsor of the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series and 100 Series

Decatur, Ala. (December 27, 2021) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to announce Bajio Sunglasses has been named a presenting sponsor of the 2022 ABT Tournament Series and 100 Series.

“I recently read an article that was published on April 6, 2021, where Bajio Sunglasses CEO AL Perkinson was interviewed. One of the questions was ‘How high tech is your lens lab?’ His response was ‘Our technology is sophisticated but our techniques are old school.’ I like that because I feel like their ideology matches with the ABT’s principles perfectly. We are still somewhat new but we offer sophisticated technology for a regional tournament trail and our techniques are old school where every decision we make is done with the anglers, host cities and sponsors at the forefront. We are excited to be chosen by Bajio Sunglasses as one of their partnerships in the freshwater fishing industry,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson.

Under the terms of the agreement, Bajio Sunglasses will have a booth at all ABT and ABT 100 series events in 2022. The Alabama Bass Trail will feature the company on all tournament related advertising, website, social media channels and collateral materials.

“Bajio Sunglasses is proud to announce our partnership with the Alabama Bass Trail. From the quality of the events to the caliber of the anglers, the Alabama Bass Trail represents the heart of the competitive spirit and camaraderie in the sport of bass fishing. Whether you take your fishing super seriously or are just looking to get out on the water and test your skills against some of the best anglers from across the United States, Bajio Sunglasses is there to support your efforts,” said Melinda Hays, bass community leader for Bajio Sunglasses. For more information on the Bajio way, visit www.BajioSunglasses.com.

Now in its ninth season, the ABT tournament series is held on eleven different lakes of the ABT beginning February 19, 2022, with the championship tournament to be held on October 21-22, 2022.

North Division:

February 19, 2022       Neely Henry Lake / Hosted by the City of Gadsden and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism

March 12, 2022           Lewis Smith Lake / Hosted by Chamber of Commerce of Walker County

April 23, 2022             Weiss Lake / Hosted by the Town of Leesburg        

May 21, 2022              Wheeler Lake / Hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism

June 11, 2022              Lake Guntersville / Hosted by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce

South Division:

February 26, 2022       Logan Martin Lake / Hosted by the City of Lincoln, Ala.

March 19, 2022           Lake Martin / Hosted by the Lake Martin Tourism Association

April 9, 2022               Alabama River / Hosted by the City of Prattville Parks and Recreation

May 14, 2022              Lay Lake / Hosted by the Shelby County Commission        

June 18, 2022              Lake Eufaula / Hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce

Hosted by the city of Wetumpka, the championship tournament will be held October 21-22, 2022, on Lake Jordan.

Returning for the second season, the ABT 100 Series is held on three different lakes of the ABT beginning January 8, 2022, attracting professional and amateur anglers from across the United States who will compete for a $25,000 first place prize.

Tournament dates and locations for 2022 Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series:

January 8, 2022           Lake Jordan hosted by the City of Wetumpka

June 4, 2022                Neely Henry Lake hosted by the City of Gadsden and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism

November 19, 2022    Pickwick Lake hosted by the Florence – Lauderdale Tourism Board

For more information on the ABT or sponsorship opportunities, call Donaldson at 855.934.7425 or visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.   

About Alabama Bass Trail

The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources. The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.