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BASS/ESPN Outdoors Raises Funds for The V Foundation for Cancer Research

CELEBRATION, Fla. – BASS/ESPN Outdoors is continuing its series of auctions on eBay.com to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research this week.

The auctions offer outdoor enthusiasts the chance to bid on specialty items from the outdoors world.

Items up for bid each week include fishing trips, BASS angler memorabilia and autographed apparel. All net proceeds from the auction benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The items for auction this week include:

 A fishing adventure in the west with CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series angler Mike O’Shea. The winner plus one guest will fish on Westlake Lake near Los Angeles in California with the 2002 CITGO Bassmaster Classic qualifier, getting insider tips and techniques from the pro. Tackle and guiding provided. Transportation and lodging is not.

 An ESPN Outdoors and Kissimmee, Fla. package: A two-night stay at the Radisson WorldGate Resort with breakfast for two; an autographed authentic jersey from Kissimmee’s very own CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series angler Terry Segraves; four tickets to Gatorland, the alligator capital of the world in Kissimmee, Fla.; four tickets to the new Cypress Gardens Adventure Park; and a limited edition Lure for a Cure kit.

 An ESPN Outdoors programming package, including a black Beat Charlie Moore sweatshirt autographed by Charlie Moore; an autographed Moore photo; an autographed Cutting Edge: Saltwater Fishing Tactics book written by George Poveromo; an autographed Poveromo T-shirt; and five autographed Poveromo DVDs featuring the best of dolphin fishing, bottom fishing, sail fishing, offshore fishing and bait rigging.

 A 2006 Bassmaster Family Fest banner autographed by legendary Classic competitors Kevin VanDam, Rick Clunn, Davy Hite, Dean Rojas and many more.

 An autographed photo, t-shirt and DVD from Charlie Moore, who is featured on the ESPN2 program, Beat Charlie Moore.

Bidders can visit http://www.bassmaster.com/auctions or http://www.espnauctions.com for more information. The auctions end July 10.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was established by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993. Valvano, legendary basketball coach and ESPN commentator announced the formation of The Foundation in a moving speech delivered at the 1993 ESPY Awards, shortly before his death. “Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up!” became The Foundation’s motivation rallying cry. Since then, The Foundation has raised more than $50 million and awarded hundreds of cancer research grants nationwide. An average of 83 cents of every dollar donated to The Foundation is allocated directly to research. The Foundation is nearing completion of an endowment which, when fully-funded, will allow 100% of every dollar raised to go directly to research as well as ensure the future of The Foundation. For the third consecutive ranking, The Foundation has received a top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premiere evaluator of charities. For more information log on to the V Foundation website at http://www.jimmyv.org or call 1-800-4JimmyV.

BASS is the worldwide authority on bass fishing, sanctioning more than 20,000 events through the BASS Federation Nation annually. Guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans, BASS sets the standard for credibility, professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation, as it has for nearly 40 years.

BASS stages bass fishing tournaments for every skill level and culminates with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry’s widest array of services and support to its nearly 550,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit http://www.bassmaster.com.

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