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Facebook Photos Featured on Kevin VanDam's Tournament Boat
August 15, 2012


Media Release
Sportsman’s Park Center
2500 East Kearney - Springfield, MO  65898 - 417-873-5000


Springfield, Missouri ---August 15, 2012 --- Kevin VanDam will be fishing the Ramada Championship on Lake Oneida in Syracuse, New York in a NITRO Z-9 boat just like he always does at every Elite Series event.  Only this time, his boat wrap will be totally unique.  The newly designed NITRO/Bass Pro Shops wrap will feature a design of more than 5,629 pictures of NITRO Facebook fans. 

NITRO Boats held a “Ride With the Pros” contest on their Facebook page that began February 15th and ended June 30th.  To enter, all anyone had to do was ‘like’ the NITRO Facebook page and send in a photograph of themselves.  More than 7,000 entries were received, and from those entries, a Grand Prize winner from Arkansas was randomly selected to receive a fully-rigged NITRO Z-7 boat with a Mercury 150 Optimax with a retail value of $25,840.00USD. 

Pictures that were submitted for the contest were then used to create a very special boat wrap that was also applied to the NITRO Z-9 boat B.A.S.S. tournament angler Kevin VanDam will fish from at the Bassmaster Elite event on Lake Oneida August 23rd-26th.  If you were one of the ones that submitted a picture, there is a good chance your photo will be on the wrap and you could be ‘riding with the pros’ in upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series events.

The boat wrap will also be displayed at the 2013 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in February of 2013.  The wrapped boat will then travel to 2013 Elite Series events for display and will be used as a backup boat for NITRO Elite Series Pros. 

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