MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW, the world's premier tournament-fishing organization, announced today that longtime partner 3M will return as a sponsor for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour for the fourth consecutive season. 3M ScotchBlue™ Painters Tape has been tapped to be the featured brand. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"3M's commitment to our anglers, fans and the sport of fishing has been consistent since 2011," said Trish Blake, FLW President of Marketing. "With the strong support of 3M, we look forward to continuing our relationship with a world-renowned company that has long been a recognized leader in the research and development of innovative products."
Eleven-year veteran Ray Scheide of Dover, Ark., will again be representing ScotchBlue™ brand on the 2014 FLW Tour. A six-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier, Scheide has 21 top-10 finishes and more than $830,000 in career earnings.
ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape will be featured across all of FLW's platforms, including its tournaments and Expos, websites and social media, FLW Bass Fishing magazine and the "FLW" television show on NBC Sports Network. "FLW" is broadcast on Sundays in high-definition (HD) to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
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