PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 13. 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announces its annual online auction is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 8, and once again boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fishing trips, fresh and saltwater, with the door still open for more to be added.
The important fundraiser for the non-profit organization is managed on eBay and helps support Future Fisherman’s “Ensuring the Future of Fishing” mission and its legendary programs like “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” and “Physh Ed.”
The auction opens at 8 a.m. CST, Dec. 1. Participation is easy, requiring only an online visit to
www.FutureFisherman.org, clicking on the “F3 Auctions” tab, and following the links to the eBay non-profit auction site for viewing and bidding on Future Fisherman’s list of items.
A top prize repeating from last year’s successful event is a lunch outing with Ranger Boats’ icons Forrest and Nina Wood in Flippin, Ark. Accompanying the lunch package is a half-day fishing trip on nearby Bull Shoals Lake, with the guide handpicked by the Ranger founder.
“The number and quality of fishing trips from all across the country on the auction list are amazing, with many being hosted by top professional anglers and fishing celebrities,” said Future Fisherman’s Mark Gintert. “The donated products are equally impressive, ranging from lure assortments to rod and reel outfits to foul weather gear to top-of-the-line electronics. With holiday season gift-buying top of mind for many right now, this is definitely a put-it-on-the-calendar activity.”
The Future Fisherman auction closes at 5 p.m. CST, Dec. 8. Gintert said the prizes are awarded in a timely manner after the auction’s end so that those who have purchased them as gifts will have them in time for Christmas.
Gintert also said the Foundation is still accepting donations for the auction too. Those interested in providing fishing trips, products and memorabilia can make contact HERE
All proceeds from the auction help the Future Fisherman Foundation’s efforts to engage youth in positive lifestyle programs such as fishing and getting them involved in the great outdoors.
Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations.
Although youth focused, the efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences while also fostering conservation ethics.
The Future Fisherman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Future Fisherman Foundation partners with Writer Kristopher Rutherford on “Nothin’ but Net”
Ponca City, OK 7/07/14. The Future Fisherman Foundation is pleased to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Kristopher Rutherford to promote the sale of his new youth fishing book Nothin’ but Net.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Kris on the publication of this book which is a great fit to the lineup of other youth fishing books that we offer through the Future Fisherman Foundation” stated F3 Executive Director Mark Gintert.
“Nothin’ but Net” tells a great story about a young man who is not your typical Jr. High School Athlete but who finds a great niche in the sport of fishing and he is eventually able to introduce his friends to the sport as well. It is exactly the kind of story that fits our Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs clientele as well as our SuperFish Program that is coming out this fall” added Gintert.
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with F3 to publish and distribute Nothin’ but Net ,” said Kris Rutherford, who has also authored three other books. “The organization’s mission is exactly what I had in mind when developing the characters and plot—introducing fishing to youth as a sport they can participate in for a lifetime.”
Anyone interested in purchasing this great read for students of all ages can go to futurefisherman.org and click on the resources tab where you can order your copies of Nothin’ but Net.
For State Parks, Book Stores and other retails locations the Future Fisherman Foundation does have a retail program that will bring this great book to your shelves.
For more information on Kris Rutherford, visit his website at www.krisrutherford.com.
Looking for a Christmas gift for that “hard to find” person? Your search is over when you check out all the trips and merchandise on this year’s list on www.Futurefisherman.org !
Over 30 fresh and saltwater trips with top guides and Pro Anglers, and rods, reels, tackle, boating equipment, along with autographed jerseys and art work all waiting for your bid!