Charleston, SC – Huk, the industry leader in performance fishing apparel, maintains its position as the presenting sponsor for the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic. This premier opportunity, showcasing the country’s top anglers and their fans at the Classic, will again feature Huk as the brand of choice for exceptional functional and technical clothing to anglers of all ages.
The 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk will be held for the fourth time at scenic Lake Hartwell, March 4-6, with takeoffs from Green Pond Landing & Event Center in Anderson, S.C. The 56,000-acre man-made reservoir, situated between Georgia and South Carolina and encompassing portions of the Savannah, Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers, is known for an array of habitats and large populations of largemouth and spotted bass.
The qualifying anglers will compete for three days on Lake Hartwell for the oldest and most prestigious championship in professional bass fishing. Daily weigh-ins will be held at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, and the annual Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Marathon will take place at the Greenville Convention Center, both of which are in nearby Greenville.
“Marolina Outdoor is looking forward to another successful year at the Bassmaster Classic. It always presents a perfect opportunity to interact with the sport’s most ardent fans,” said Chris Russell, Vice President Marketing of Marolina Outdoor Inc. “We are happy to see the Classic return to our home state of South Carolina. Huk loves sharing our way of life and new apparel with like-minded friends. Our clothing is made to perform under the toughest conditions, and nothing showcases that better than a Classic event right here in our backyard on Lake Hartwell.”
As the presenting sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic, fans will be able to preview all of Huk’s high-quality, performance fishing apparel. With features such as superior breathability, sun protection, cooling fibers, and quick-drying fabrics, Huk’s clothing is engineered and designed to excel in the harshest conditions on the water but fashionable enough to wear around town. Attendees will love the look and feel of the new A1A, Waypoint, Icon X, Tide Point and Kona Collections, as well as fan favorites like the Next Level Shorts and Rogue Wave Boots.
In addition to showcasing Huk’s latest gear and talking with factory experts, the booth will be jam-packed with many other activities. An appearance from social media powerhouse, Hannah Barron, is scheduled for Saturday from 1-3 pm. She will be taking pictures with fans and talking about all things outdoors.
Award-winning artist, KC Scott, will have a product section featuring exclusive art he has designed for Huk lines including hats and t-shirts. KC will be in the Huk booth Friday and Saturday signing limited edition prints for fans who stop by. He will also be finishing a new painting right in the booth, so make sure to stop by to see him at work as he wraps up his latest creation.
In addition, there will be live music in the booth from Jared Wade on Friday. Every Huk purchase made in the booth will receive a drink voucher for the Huk Happy Hour at YeeHaw Brewing on Saturday, March 5.
“We are thrilled for Huk’s support and that they are serving as the presenting sponsor of the 52nd Bassmaster Classic,” said Chase Anderson, B.A.S.S CEO. “With B.A.S.S. and Huk working together, our fans and anglers are sure to be in for an incredible experience.”
Downtown Greenville will be on full display for the Classic, hosted locally by Visit Anderson and VisitGreenvilleSC. Outdoor enthusiasts can browse the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo at the Greenville Convention Center and enter to win a trip of a lifetime to Lake El Salto in Mexico compliments of Huk before taking in daily weigh-in festivities at nearby Bon Secours Wellness Arena.