ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Fishing and Boating Week events were up by 83 percent over last year, and the recently concluded celebration was “a huge success,” the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation – which created the program – said in a release yesterday.
With over 720 events held throughout the week, which kicked off June 5, families across the nation were introduced and reconnected to fishing and boating, RBFF said.
“RBFF would like to thank event hosts, volunteers, sponsors and partners that worked together to organize events during National Fishing and Boating Week,” the RBFF said in its release. “Your efforts are the reason NFBW keeps growing.”
Former National Football League head coach Jimmy Johnson, who was this year’s NFBW honorary chairperson, made several promotional appearances for the event with RBFF president Bruce Matthews.
The duo appeared on ESPN, CNBC and Fox News, while ABCNews.com featured an online article about NFBW, RBFF said.
National Fishing and Boating Week 2005 will build on to this year’s efforts with plans for further media coverage and even more fishing and boating events, according to RBFF. NFBW 2005 is scheduled to be held June 4-12.