FORT PIERCE, Fla. – The Maverick Boat Co.’s Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia brands of center console fishing boats will be the official in-shore sponsor through 2009 for the Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Maverick said in a statement March 23.
As CCA Florida’s exclusive inshore boat sponsor, the Maverick Boat Company will provide discounted boat packages for use at the CCA Florida chapter auctions, fundraisers and banquets. Local Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia dealers will work directly with CCA representatives in their market to provide the boats for chapter fundraising efforts. The company will support 20 fundraising events during 2007.
In 1985, Maverick was the first boat company to step forward and support the organization and its efforts in the state of Florida, said Rob Hendricks, CCA Florida CEO.
“The ongoing partnership between CCA Florida, Maverick Boat Company, and now Cobia Boat Company helps make it possible for us to pursue many of the wide ranging initiatives in Florida that affect saltwater anglers and the community of boating enthusiasts,” Hendricks said. “They are one of our most important sponsors and a cornerstone of our organization.”
“For 30 years, CCA Florida has worked to protect and conserve our marine resources and to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy some of the best fishing and boating in the United States,” said Scott Deal, Maverick Boat Company president.
In 2004, the company began providing a free CCA membership with every Maverick boat sold. The effort has resulted in hundreds of new members in the last two years. This year the company donated a Cobia 211 Bay Boat to CCA as a raffle prize. In recognition of the company and Deal’s personal contribution to the organization and involvement in marine conservation initiatives, he was chosen as the first recipient of CCA Florida’s Lifetime Conservation Award.
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