MLF Sponsor Onyx Donates PFDs to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Life Jacket Loaner Program at Clarks Hill Lake

APPLING, Ga. – Major League Fishing (MLF) and Onyx, the exclusive life jacket sponsor of the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, are ensuring that the 150 pros competing this week at the MLF Tackle Warehouse Invitational Toyota Stop 2 at Clarks Hill Lake aren’t the only anglers who will be safe on Clarks Hill Lake. In conjunction with the tournament, Onyx donated PFDs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Life Jacket Loaner program, which places the PFDs at loaner stations located around the lake to be used by local anglers and boaters.

“We are thrilled to partner with Onyx and Major League Fishing in the expansion of our Life Jacket Loaner Program,” said Charlie Fenwick, Park Operations Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – J. Strom Thurmond Lake. “These donated loaner life jackets will amplify safe recreational opportunities that the more than 4 million annual visitors experience by and in the water, including swimming, boating and fishing. Always wear a lifejacket when you are on or near the water – Life Jackets Worn… Nobody Mourns!”

The PFDs were presented to the U.S. Army Rangers on stage at Tuesday’s weigh-in by MLF Senior Tournament Director Kevin Hunt, on behalf of Onyx.

“Onyx is pleased to partner with the Army Corps of Engineers in providing PFDs for their life jacket loaner stations on Clarks Hill Lake, making sure their visitors stay safe during all their water activities,” said Mary Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for Onyx. “It’s a nice reminder for everyone – the best life jackets are the ones you wear.”

The Tackle Warehouse Invitational Toyota Stop 2 at Clarks Hill Lake Presented by Lowrance is underway this week in Appling, Georgia, through Thursday. The MLF Tackle Warehouse Invitationals feature a roster of 150 anglers, competing for a top prize of up to $115,000 and an invitation to compete at REDCREST 2024 – the Bass Pro Tour championship – for the chance to win up to $300,000.

Anglers will launch each morning at 7 a.m. ET from Wildwood Park, located at 6212 Holloway Road in Appling. Weigh-ins will also be held at the park beginning at 3 p.m. each day. Fans are welcome to attend the event or follow the live on-the-water action all three days of competition online on MLF NOW! beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET at

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