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Tim Horton Briana TuckerTim Horton, Briana Tucker, winner of the 2016 Timmy Horton Challenge, and Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert Tourism

SHEFFIELD, Ala. – A big change is coming for the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge fishing tournament, which has awarded $80,000 in college scholarships since 2013.

The senior division at this year’s Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick Lake is open to students from throughout the United States in grades 10-12. In the past, the tournament has been limited to Alabama students. The junior division, for students in grades 7-9, at this year’s tournament remains limited to Alabama residents only. The tournament, on Saturday, April 15, will be staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield.

“I have had kids from all over the country asking me if they could fish the tournament,” said Horton, a professional angler and outdoors television personality from Muscle Shoals, Ala. “By opening up the senior division to students from other states, this year’s tournament is going to be huge. There’s no doubt it will be our largest ever.”

The tournament is organized by the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau. Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert Tourism, said the influx of out-of-state anglers into the tournament will be a boom for tourism.

“We’ve had students and their parents from Illinois, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee and other states calling and emailing our office wanting us to expand the Timmy Horton tournament to student anglers from other states,” Hamlin said. “It seems like everybody wants to come fish for those big bass we have Pickwick Lake and have chance to win a college scholarship.”

The tournament offers $20,000 in college scholarships. The tournament is open to students in public, private and home schools.

Briana TuckerBriana Tucker with the 7.71 pounds largemouth bass she caught during the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick

Prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the top five individual anglers in each division. In addition, prizes and scholarships to Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals will be awarded to the top anglers in the senior division who live in Colbert, Franklin Lauderdale or Lawrence counties in Alabama. Students do not have to be a member of a fishing team at their school to participate. Students will fish from boats operated by adult captains.

Highlights from the tournament will be televised nationally on World Fishing Network.

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (March 8, 2017) -- Mercury Marine is excited to announce its new digital platform, MercuryDockline.com. The new blog website will focus on the boating lifestyle, featuring content that goes beyond engine specs and propeller pitches. MercuryDockline.com focuses on educational and entertaining stories, videos, photos and content intended to engage boaters.

“We’re excited to launch this new digital platform that will give boaters an opportunity to interact with the Mercury brand and with each other,” said Michelle Dauchy, Mercury Marine chief marketing officer. “Mercury is committed to providing an exceptional ownership experience to our customers and an important part of that effort is engaging boaters in the digital space.”

The site will continue to grow as regular blog posts are added in several topical areas, including:

On the Water – boating lifestyle and stories about experiencing life on the water
Be Inspired – stories about real boaters & adventure seekers
Gear & Technology – dedicated to trending products and innovations that make boating better
How-To – highlighting the basics of boating including tutorial videos and maintenance tips

“Boating is all about the experience,” said Peter Miller, host of Bass2Billfish. “Mercury is creating those experiences with engaging and exciting content on MercuryDockline.com.”

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (March 6, 2017) – Mercury Marine, the world leader in recreational and commercial marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) as the official outboard sponsor for the 2017 season. Mercury Marine served as the original marine engine sponsor for the IFA and re-joins as the IFA began its season this past weekend in Punta Gorda, Florida.

“Having Mercury Marine as a sponsor for the IFA is a great addition to what amounts to a who’s-who list of amazing brands important to anglers and their families,” said Bart Schad, IFA marketing director. “They produce some great engines that will help bring success to IFA anglers, and we appreciate the support they show our anglers and our sport.”

“We are excited to partner with the IFA as they kick of the redfish tournament season,” said Michelle Dauchy, Mercury Marine chief marketing officer. “The IFA continues to grow and is an exceptional platform to showcase our innovative products. We are happy to lend our support and look forward to the upcoming season.”

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