Bassmaster Elite Series professional angler Greg Vinson, from Wetumpka, Ala., and Outdoor Friends Forever have partnered to provide an opportunity for the public to donate to the organization and win a 2015 Phoenix 920XP Boat with a Mercury 250 ProXS.
Outdoor Friends Forever, a 501c3 organization that provides outdoor opportunities to physically challenged youth, was founded by Vinson’s lifelong friend Jim Hardy, from Deatsville, Ala. Hardy was injured in a tree stand incident many years ago that left him confined to a wheelchair. However, not being one to give in, Hardy learned how to enjoy the hunting and fishing activities he had his whole life. The OFF organization aids others in being able to experience the richness of the outdoors by hosting them and their families on hunting or fishing outings throughout the year.
Vinson decided to help the organization reach more worthy kids by offering up his tour boat as prize for individuals who donate $100 to Outdoor Friends Forever. “It’s an organization that I have volunteered with since the beginning, and one I am passionate about representing,” said Vinson. “I could think of no better way to help than to personally get involved in fundraising efforts, and this is the best way I know how.”
Interested individuals from across the country can make tax deductible $100 donations to Outdoor Friends Forever, and in turn, Vinson will enter their name into a drawing for a chance to win his Phoenix 920XP powered by a Mercury 250 ProXS; a package valued at more than $70,000 after options. There is no limit to how many donations can be made, and each donation will result in an entry into the drawing.
The drawing will be held on December 5, 2015 at the Outdoor Friends Forever Fall Family Deer Hunt held in Alexander City, Ala. Entrants need not be present to win, arrangements may be made for the boat to be delivered to the winner.
Donations may be made by visiting the Outdoor Friends Forever website (http://outdoorfriendsforever.org). Outdoor Friends Forever will also be hosting a booth at the Bassmaster Elite Series BASSfest at Paris Landing in Buchanan, Tenn. on Kentucky Lake June 5 – 7. As an added bonus, anyone who donates and enters the drawing during the dates of BASSfest will be entered into the drawing for one of two Duckett Fishing rod and reel combos; a Micro Magic and 320R combo or a Terex and 360R combo. In addition to that, each $100 donation on location at BASSfest will receive an Outdoor Friends Forever T-Shirt.
The full list of prize boat options is: The boat is a Phoenix 920 XP with a 250 Mercury ProXS with a 25 pitch Mercury Fury prop. Two – 8′ Power Pole Blades, Motor Guide Tour Edition 109lb thrust trolling motor, 12″ Atlas Hydraulic Jack Plate, Lowrance HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch with Structure Scan in dash, Lowrance HDS 10 on bow with custom mount, Mercury Merc Monitor gauge, HydroWave, Transducer Shield and saver mounts for LSS-2 Transducer, Padded Front Deck, Double Rod Straps on deck, Double E Start (Emergency cranking system), MinnKota MK-460 4-bank battery charger, Custom Trailer with Trailer Shocks, Custom Trailer Wheels and a Custom Boat Cover.