Posted: Apr 03, 2015
Edwin Evers offers chance of a lifetime
By Ken Duke of Bassmaster.com
Tyson Scott, 29, of Houston, Texas, was the one of the first participants inElite Series angler Edwin Evers' "Healing Heroes In Action" campaign.Here they are on Lake Charles before the Sabine River event. Photo Credit: Steve Bowman
What do you get when you combine one of the best bass lakes in the country with an 8-time B.A.S.S. winner and an American military veteran?
You get "Healing Heroes in Action Tour," a program devised by the 14-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier to give back to the military veterans who risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe.
"It's just my way of telling our military that my family and I are grateful for what they do," Evers said. "At every Bassmaster Elite Series event, with the help of the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, we're selecting a veteran who suffered injuries during his tour of duty and we're taking him fishing."
But it's a lot more than that. Not only is the Oklahoma bass pro taking a deserving veteran fishing on some of the top bass waters in the country, but he and his sponsors are giving the veteran some of the finest gear on the market.
And it doesn't stop there. You can get involved, too.
If you and a friend would like to be involved and make a tax-deductible donation to Wounded Warriors, just visit Evers' Facebook page and enter a bid in the comments area. The top bidder and a friend will go out on the water (in the bidder's own boat or one arranged for at the site) and compete with Evers and the selected vet on Monday, April 6. You might even beat them!
"Our first trip, after the Sabine River tournament, went for about $2,000," Evers explained. "I'm excited about that, and want our bidders to know that the prize pack my sponsors and I have put together is nothing less than amazing!
"It includes a Lowrance HD Elite 7, a $200 gift card to Bass Pro Shops, a tackle bag and solar pack (to keep your cell phone charged or your iPod playing) from Wild River, a selection of Megabass, Zoom and War Eagle lures, some Mustad hooks and a pair of Wiley X sunglasses. The prize pack alone would probably retail for around $2,000, but you get a great on-the-water experience, too, plus knowing that you're doing a great thing for our veterans."
Though Bassmaster.com covered Evers' last "Healing Heroes in Action" event in March, this event on Lake Guntersville will be live streamed on the site. If you’re the winning bidder, you can get your catches reported live, just like the Elite pros!
"It's amazing how rewarding this whole experience has been," Evers said. "I feel like I'm doing an important thing while making great friends and having a lot of fun. I hope other people will get involved, too. They're going to appreciate it as much as I do."
For more information, visit Edwin Evers on Facebook.