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Bass Pro Shops asking anglers to trade in gear and help connect kids to nature

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in exchange for big savings. The 2019 Spring Fishing Classic is a free celebration taking place through March 3 at Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach.

Customers that donate used rods and reels in working order can receive trade-in savings of up to $200 on a new rod and reel. The used fishing equipment will be donated to local nonprofit organizations at Playcard Environmental Center in Loris, Myrtle Beach State Park and the Horry County Parks and Recreation Department. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s have donated nearly 340,000 products to youth-focused nonprofit organizations as part of the company’s mission to inspire everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors.

The Classic also includes free fishing seminars for all skill levels, pro appearances at Bassmaster University activities for women and children and free giveaways. Visitors will also see a variety of special offers to upgrade their gear before they hit the water.

“The annual Spring Fishing Classic—a free event that reaches more than seven million people each year—provides great opportunities for families to get ready for fishing season and creating lifelong memories together on the water,” said Bass Pro Shops Communications Manager Katie Mitchell. “We encourage all anglers to participate in our rod and reel trade-in program which allows us to collect and donate products to local organizations that teach young people to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors.”

Kids’ Weekend offers free activities focused on teaching kids the basics of fishing. Kid’s activities are available from noon to 5 p.m. on March 2 and noon to 4 p.m. on March 3. Free activities include casting challenges, a fishing workshop, fun craft and a photo download.

A number of special offers are available during the Spring Fishing Classic:
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s CLUB card customers can earn up to $100 in CLUB points and earn $25 in CLUB points for every $250 spent on new gear throughout the Spring Fishing Classic. Join during the Spring Fishing Classic and receive an additional $20 in club points as well.

Attendees can also enter for a chance to win a fishing trip with professional angler Casey Ashley. The winner will receive a one-day fishing trip on Table Rock Lake, travel expenses and hotel accommodations—a total retail value of $5,000. Register at the stores or online at www.basspro.com/classicsweeps or www.cabelas.com/classicsweeps.

Receive a Bass Pro Shops gift card valued up to $2,400 with the purchase of select boat models including Tracker, Sun Tracker, Tahoe, Nitro and Mako.

For trade-in program details, event times and information on qualifying offers visit www.basspro.com/classic or www.cabelas.com/classic.

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