Ascend Joins Inshore Fishing Association and IFA Kayak Tour as Sponsor in 2020

Partnership includes added winnings for top anglers

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (February 6, 2020) – Ascend joins the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) and the IFA Kayak Tour as sponsor for the 2020 season. The partnership includes guaranteed Ascend product prizes, plus cash, for each regular-season events and the championship event. The IFA Kayak Tour’s 2020 season is set to begin February 9 in Titusville, Florida.

“Having Ascend as a sponsor for the IFA is a great addition to what amounts to a who’s-who list of amazing brands important to anglers and their families,” said IFA Tournament Director Keith Green.” They produce some great kayaks that will help bring success to IFA anglers, and we appreciate the support they show our anglers and our sport.”
Designed with features normally found on higher-priced kayaks, Ascend boasts hull designs for maximum stability and easy paddling. The kayaks deliver customization options and all-day comfort available at great prices. From pleasure paddling to fierce competition, Ascend offers a wide variety of kayaks with innovative designs and features for the best on-the-water experience.
“Some of the best kayak anglers compete on the IFA Kayak Tour,” said Maurice Bowen, WRMG Director of Marketing. “These are the best-of-the -best, and they know that great gear such as Ascend kayaks can be the difference in a bad day or great day on the water. We are looking forward to showcasing our products to them and IFA Kayak Tour fans.”
As part of the partnership, each regular-season event will award the first-place finisher with an Ascend 128T kayak and $1,000. Second-place will be awarded an Ascend 12T kayak and $100. Following finisher payouts will be based on the number of kayaks fishing.
During the IFA Kayak Tour Championship, the first-place finisher will receive a guaranteed Ascend 128T kayak and $1,000. Second- and third-place finishers will be awarded an Ascend 12T kayak and $750 and an Ascend 10T kayak plus $500, respectively.
Continuing to draw inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas, both IFA Tours include five different divisions, each with a two-event regular season. With budget-friendly entry fees, both tours offer opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers’ expenses to a minimum.
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IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Bass Pro Shops, Ascend, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Mercury Marine, Lucas Oil, AFTCO, Sunline, Garmin, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Navionics, Power-Pole, Valley Fashions,  T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, and Powertex Group.