We are now in our 11th year of KATS, and the tournament series has come further than we ever could have expected, in largest part thanks to our amazing sponsors! <insert picture of sponsor banners from event> Most of our generous sponsors have been with us for many years and we have been more than happy to welcome them back with open arms.
Hunter Amidon is one of our youngest KATS Anglers, but also one of our most enthusiastic! Not only did he finish in the top 5 at our last event on Lake Travis, he also qualified for the National Student Angler Federation tournament in Florence, Alabama. We caught up with Hunter to see how he is preparing for the tournament and ask how KATS has helped him in his fishing career.
As a part of our larger Own It campaign, a commitment to encourage action on environmental preservation by looking inwards and “owning it” ourselves, we introduced a baler to the ACK warehouse here in Austin, Texas late last year. It’s an invaluable addition to helping us in our journey to become a zero-waste company.
Working at an outdoor company, it’s interesting to hear people trace back their various interests to early childhood memories. This Father’s Day, we asked a few ACK-ers to reflect on their dad’s role in igniting that lasting passion.
For those who don’t know, we offer four Go Play Days (paid workdays) a year for all employees to get outside and learn more about our products through personal experience. Of course, it doesn’t take much pushing to get ACK-ers outside.
Give 5% to Mother Earth is an annual Austin environmental campaign that takes place on Earth Day where participating businesses pledge to donate 5% of their gross sales from that day to benefit local environmental non-profits. We are proud to report that we donated just over $1,000 to help preserve Austin’s green spaces!
Here’s a photo blog by ACK Customer Relationship Manager Morgan Jennings documenting his experience skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling on a family trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Spring has sprung, and our KATS season is moving along full steam! As of now, we only have one regular season event left to fish before the championship this fall. We will be out on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas on June 10th. The championship will include the top 25 anglers from the regular season and put them to the test over a two-day tournament.
We’d like to take this opportunity to spread the word about the good work being done over at Heroes On The Water, a non-profit organization that works to provide therapeutic kayak fishing for military veterans, active-duty and their families.