(July 2017) Lew’s celebrated the success of its young Mach High School Fishing Product Grant Program recently during a press conference at ICAST, the annual fishing industry trade show held earlier this month in Orlando.
Since the February launch of the new Lew’s program, an initiative which is managed in partnership with the Future Fisherman Foundation, product grant packages consisting of rods and reels have been awarded to more than 60 high school fishing teams across the country.
School teams must apply for the grant online at FutureFisherman.org. Those meeting the criteria specified in the application are eligible for the product grants featuring the popular Lew’s Mach rod and reel combos.
Lew’s also introduced the latest addition to its Mach series while at ICAST 2017 – Mach Crush spinning and baitcast reels and pre-mounted Mach Crush combos. Mach Crush products feature the series’ signature bright orange-color accents that complement their black finishes in an attractive color combination that is sure to be a hit with young anglers across the country.
The Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Team from the Kissimmee/St. Cloud area in central Florida attended the Lew’s ICAST press in representation of high school programs across the country that are taking advantage of and benefiting from the Lew’s product grant initiative.
Pictured are members of the Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Team, Lew’s CEO Gary Remensnyder, Mark Gintert of the Future Fisherman Foundation and Legendary Angler Hank Parker