ACK accepts Retailer of the Year for the 6th year in a row and runner up for Employer and Blog of the Year. 

Austin, Texas (October 27th, 2016) –Paddlesports and outdoor gear retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of Summit Sports, LLC, has been awarded “Retailer of the Year” by the 2016 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards for the 6th year in a row.


The Kayak Anglers Choice Awards (KACA) is a joint venture between and honoring individuals, companies, products, events, websites and organizations all within the kayak angling community. Kayak anglers and paddlers from across the globe nominate and vote for their favorite products, individuals, organizations and resources in a variety of different categories.

In addition to “Retailer of the Year” ACK was awarded runner up for two other categories, including “Blog of the Year” and “Employer of the Year”. Since 2008, ACK has been hosting the blog at featuring outdoor adventure articles, news and events.

“Accepting the Retailer of the Year award amongs the best kayak fishing retailers across the nation is an exceptional honor and we are thankful to those who chose ACK,” said Peter Messana, CEO of Summit Sports. “We credit this important accolade to our customers, employees, vendors and partners who helped make it all possible”.

The Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards are hosted annually with over 10,000 voters participating in 2016. For more information about the 2016 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards, visit:

About Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK)

Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) is an award-winning paddlesports and outdoor retailer dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, product selection and expertise. ACK is based in Austin, Texas area, operating its e-commerce store at and five physical locations in Austin, San Marcos, Spring, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas.

About Summit Sports LLC

Summit Sports LLC owns and operates a number of outdoor action e-commerce sites, including,, and along with nine physical stores in Michigan and Texas. Summit Sports is committed to offering best in class action sports shopping experiences both in-store and online by providing one the largest selections of quality outdoor gear brands, extensive resources and knowledge.

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