The 2020 Crappie Masters National Tournament Trail is back up and running, after delays from COVID-19. This year, Crappie Masters has grown and expanded their reach by adding state chapters.
Brian Sowers, the voice of Crappie Masters, says that a lot of new anglers have been involved this year, because of the expansion which has allowed them to spread the message of using E10 fuel in marine engines.
“Having chapters in the south is a very vital part of sharing our message,” Sowers said in an interview with NCGA. “The southern part of the U.S. has been an area that hasn’t been as receptive to the message of using E10 fuel in their boats. Having the teams down there, who can have a one-on-one conversation about E10, is important.”
Sowers went on to say the primary message they share with anglers is that E10 fuel is the better choice, it’s cleaner for the environment and water and gives boaters better performance and supports America’s corn farmers.
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters National Tournament Trail to engage with anglers on the benefits of using E10 in their boats. Each winning team of the national tournament trail has used ethanol in their boat engines, citing maximum engine performance. Throughout the season, it is estimated that more than 200 million people are reached and educated on ethanol and boating through the tournaments, Crappie Masters TV, social media, additional media interviews, and more.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
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