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OPTIMA® Batteries Joins American Bass Anglers Inc.

Athens, Ala. (February 19, 2018) - American Bass Anglers (ABA) announces a sponsorship and membership online discount program with OPTIMA® Batteries. As part of the sponsorship OPTIMA Batteries will support the 2018 ABA Open Series and ABA Championship events with its industry leading batteries.

As a special benefit of this program, ABA members receive an online discount on OPTIMA Batteries which includes free shipping. Members receive the discount by logging into the member’s area of americanbassanglers.com.

ABA Members will greatly benefit from OPTIMA  AGM, absorbent glass mat batteries weighing nearly 10 pounds less than their competitor’s AGM batteries while delivering more power.

OPTIMA Batteries provides customers with unstoppable power both on and off the water. With over 40 years of history, OPTIMA Batteries offer anglers with The Ultimate Power SourceTM when it matters the most, never leaving you dead on the water.

OPTIMA BLUETOP® Batteries are best suited for a marine battery. Offering three times more recharges than other marine batteries, OPTIMA batteries gets you back on the water quicker than your traditional marine battery. On top of providing quicker charge times, OPTIMA Batteries are spill-proof, maintenance-free, and have more than 15 times the vibration resistance, making it one of the best batteries in the marine market.

“Our BLUETOP batteries have long been the battery of choice for bass fishing enthusiasts who need reliable performance and power for the long days out on the water,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing, OPTIMA Batteries, Johnson Controls. “OPTIMA Batteries is proud to partner with American Bass Anglers to provide anglers with our power and performance at a great value.” “We are excited to have OPTIMA Batteries supporting weekend bass anglers with the three things our members need in a marine battery; high-end performance, best technology and a great discount promotion,” said Morris Sheehan, President, American Bass Anglers, Inc.

About American Bass Anglers:

American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the 2018 Open Series, the American Fishing Tour, the American Couples Series, Military Team Bass Tournament and the Triton Boats 100% Plus Team Tour. To learn more about ABA visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide Trolling Motors, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Hydrowave, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, SiriusXM® Radio, SiriusXM® Marine Weather, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, Optima Batteries and GEICO

About OPTIMA® Batteries

OPTIMA high-performance automotive, marine and heavy-duty AGM batteries are manufactured by Johnson Controls, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries. OPTIMA REDTOP®, YELLOWTOP® and BLUETOP® batteries feature state-of-the-art SPIRALCELL TECHNOLOGY®. This patented design allows OPTIMA batteries to deliver superior performance in both starting and deep cycling applications. The OPTIMA product family also includes a line of Digital Chargers, with advanced multi-stage charging to charge and maintain a variety of vehicle batteries, maximizing battery life and performance. To learn more or to purchase OPTIMA products, please visit www.optimabatteries.com, call 1-888-8OPTIMA (1-888-867-8462) or find @OPTIMABatteries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.



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American Fishing Tour Upcoming Events (2018 Season)


Lynchburg / Roanoke VA 9/22/2018 Smith Mountain
South Louisiana 10/06/2018 Pearl River
Massachusetts - New England 10/14/2018 Long Pond-Harwich

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9/23/2018 Kentucky





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Oklahoma 9/8/2018 Hudson


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Area 8 Championship 9/22/2018 Kerr
Area 9 Championship 9/29/2018 Chautauqua
Area 5 Championship 9/29/2018 Kissimmee Chain
Area 7 Championship 10/06/2018 Lake Texoma
Area 1 Championship 10/06/2018 Pickwick
Area 4 Championship 10/06/2018 Norman
Area 2 Championship 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake
Area 6 Championship 10/20/2018 Toledo Bend