Wiley X Joins Major League Fishing

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TULSA, Okla. (December 20, 2013) – Jack Link’s Major League Fishing announced today that Wiley X, makers of polarized sunglasses that protect anglers in high speed and harsh conditions, will be a sponsor of the league’s 2014 telecasts.

“Wiley X is well-known not only in the fishing industry, but with all types of outdoorsmen and women, as a company that makes quality products and shows tremendous interest in the customers it serves. We couldn’t be happier to announce this partnership between Wiley X and Major League Fishing,” said Major League Fishing General Manager Jim Wilburn.

“Wiley X is also a natural fit for us because the company has a history of supporting pro bass anglers,” Wilburn said. “The people at Wiley X understand Major League Fishing, and they have been an excellent sponsor for our anglers.”

Wiley X sponsors Major League Fishing participant Edwin Evers.

Major League Fishing, a partnership between Outdoor Channel and 24 of the world’s best anglers, features made-for-television bass fishing events and utilizes the most innovative format in competitive fishing. Major League Fishing recently filmed two events. The first, the General Tire Summit Cup, will air during the first quarter of 2014 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. The second event, the Shell Rotella Challenge Cup, will air throughout the second quarter 2014 on the network.

“Wiley X has been heavily invested in helping anglers at all levels for many years. We believe it is especially important to demonstrate the durability and effectiveness of our eyewear through the careers of professional anglers,” said Ray Hill, Director of Outdoor Sales for Wiley X.

“Major League Fishing offers one of the fishing industry’s most high-profile platforms, so we are delighted to help sponsor the league’s 2014 events,” Hill  added.

Major League Fishing’s made-for-television events utilize a format that allows anglers to weigh all the score-able bass that they catch. The bass are immediately weighed after they are caught then released back into the water. Anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader boards in their boats. The competitors are not allowed to practice before events.

About Wiley X

All Wiley X sunglasses meet stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety ratings, providing occupational grade protection for fishermen and all those who participate in outdoor activities. Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it makes. Many styles also meet the military’s stringent VO ballistic standards, making Wiley X a favorite of elite military and law enforcement professionals. In addition, Wiley X is the only sunglass brand to offer anglers patented removable soft foam gaskets that block out wind, dust and peripheral light for maximum eye comfort and polarization boost. For more information, please visit: www.wileyx.com.

About Jack Link’s Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing is a partnership of 24 of the world’s most talented, influential professional bass anglers and Outdoor Channel. Jack Link’s is the organization’s title sponsor. For more information, visit www.majorleaguefishing.com.

About Outdoor Channel

Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.1 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.