Progressive Insurance introduced as Official Insurance Provider of Bass Champs

Progressive Insurance introduced as Official Insurance Provider of Bass Champs
Progressive Insurance introduced as Official Insurance Provider of Bass Champs

Bass Champs, the leading bass tournament trail in the state of Texas, is proud to announce the addition of Progressive Insurance as a sponsor for the 2010 tournament season.

Bass Champs kicked-off 2010 with excitement the past two weekends, as Terry Oldham and teammate Jaime Buitron took first place at Lake Amistad on January 16th, taking home more than $20,000 in cash, including bonus money from sponsors Costa and Sure Life. The team bested 201 teams, weighing in a five fish limit, including an 11.74 lb. lunker. In addition, Pete Shivers and Doyle Tibbitts, topped over 500 anglers on Sam Rayburn this past weekend with over 19 pounds and took home over $20,000.

Whether you're a tournament angler or recreational boater, Progressive has a host of products and services designed to meet each individual's needs, says Chad Potts, President of Bass Champs. We are proud to be associated with Progressive, and look forward to helping the company educate bass anglers about protecting both themselves and their property, says Potts.

For boaters, Progressive offers specialized insurance policies with rewards like Disappearing Deductibles, and options like Roadside Assistance, On-Water Towing, Total Loss Replacement and more.

Progressive, in business since 1937, is one of the country's largest auto insurance groups and offers its products, including personal and commercial auto, motorcycle, boat, and recreational vehicle insurance, through more than 30,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the U.S. and online and by phone directly from the Company.

For 2010, the Bass Champs Tournament Trail hits some of the best bass fisheries in the state of Texas, including Cedar Creek, Lake Fork, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Lewisville, Lake Tawakoni, Sam Rayburn, Lake Belton, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, Lake Amistad, Choke Canyon and Falcon Lake. Tournament winners earn a guaranteed $20,000 check, with qualifiers from the North, Central, East and South Divisions meeting at the Team Championships for a shot at their share of more than $100,000.

Bass Champs sponsors include some of the fishing, marine and outdoor industries most well known brands, including Skeeter, Yamaha, The World Fishing Network, Berkley, Minn Kota Trolling motors, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Abu Garcia, Humminbird Electronics, Progressive, Costa Sunglasses, Sure-Life Industries, All Star Graphite Rods, Hooters, Continental Batteries, Allen Samuels Auto Group, Navionics, Billy Bob's Texas, Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Sabine Country Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, Wood County Industrial Commission and Zapata County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Progressive Insurance, visit

For more information, tournament schedule, entry forms, Bass Champs merchandise, or to receive the Bass Champs e-newsletter for regular updates on tournament happenings, visit Bass Champs can be seen nationally on WFN the World Fishing Network.

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