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Posted: Mar 08, 2016

OPTIMA® Batteries Congratulates Edwin Evers on 2016 Bassmaster Classic Win


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Longstanding OPTIMA Partner Brings Home Trophy after Impressive Final Day of Competition

March 7, 2016 (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and digital battery chargers, congratulates sponsored angler Edwin Evers on winning the championship trophy at this weekend’s 2016 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“I’m the Bassmaster Classic Champion, I can’t believe it,” said Evers the morning after his win. “It’s a team effort and I couldn’t do it without every one of my sponsors.”

After catching only four fish on the first day of competition, Evers pulled a come-from-behind victory, bringing in a 30-pound bag of fish just before the end of the tournament.

“We’ve partnered with Edwin for more than a decade because of his passion for the sport, generosity to the industry and commitment to OPTIMA Batteries’ power and performance,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing for OPTIMA Batteries. “No one deserves this win more than Edwin, and we are proud to be among his sponsors.”

This year, Evers will continue to partner with OPTIMA Batteries on product education, retail appearances, media opportunities and more. He will again host the OPTIMA Batteries Healing Heroes in Action Tour, a charitable initiative to raise money for America’s combat-wounded Purple Heart veterans. Last year, the Tour raised more than $12,000 for the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation through five unique fishing events. More information on the 2016 Healing Heroes in Action Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.

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About OPTIMA® Batteries
OPTIMA® YELLOWTOP®, REDTOP® and BLUETOP® batteries are available through leading battery distributors globally. When looking for OPTIMA Batteries consumers should look for the unique, colored-top and SIX PACK™ design which OPTIMA is known throughout the world. In 2012, OPTIMA added to its product line with the innovative OPTIMA® Chargers Digital 1200 Battery Charger for all automotive and marine batteries. To find out more information or purchase OPTIMA products consumers may visit Consumers can also call 1-888-8OPTIMA (1-888-867-8462) for additional information.

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