PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries Team Roster and Schedule of Events

Benton, Ky. –The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries’ venue at Florence, Alabama’s McFarland Park is shaping up, as anglers are practicing and vendors are busily preparing for the PAA’s showcase event. The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries pairs PAA Tour Level members with corporate partners in a high stakes pro-am styled tournament.

The first event of its kind, The Corporate Cup has drawn the attention of both anglers and industry as it allows the pros to interact with sponsors in a competitive setting. The Corporate Cup will feature a field of 42 four angler teams competing for a top prize of $100,000 on Alabama’s famed Pickwick Lake.

The 84 boats; piloted by some of the best anglers in the world, will blastoff at 9:00 AM on October 9th and 10th from McFarland Park and will return in two flights for weigh-in starting at 4:45 PM. After Friday’s weigh-in, the field will be cut to 12 teams for the final day, where the 24 boats will compete for their share of a $210,000 purse.

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries will feature vendor booth displays, a Kid’s Zone fun area, and the premier anglers in the sport of professional bass fishing on hand to sign autographs and interact with fans.

Complete details of the PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries will be posted at FishPAA .com following completion of each day’s competitions. Related images and press releases will be broadcast via our media partners as well.

PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries Schedule of Events:

Competition Days: Oct. 9, 2008 – Oct. 11, 2008
Takeoff: 9:00 am
Florence Harbor/McFarland Park
200 James M. Spain Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Check-in: 5:00 pm Florence Harbor/McFarland Park
Weigh-in: 5:00 pm Florence Harbor/McFarland Park

Sponsor/Vendor Exposition: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 – Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm McFarland Park
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 10:00am – 7:00pm McFarland Park

About the Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries will be held October 9 – 11, 2008 on Alabama’s Pickwick Lake in conjunction with Florence – Lauderdale Tourism. The event will feature a unique format utilizing PAA Tour level members paired with corporate partners sharing the thrill of professional competition. Presented in conjunction with Florence-Lauderdale Tourism, The PAA Corporate Cup will be unlike other Pro-am styled events in that all contestants will be competing for a share of a sizeable purse.

PAA Corporate Cup Sponsor Information:

The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries is sponsored by OPTIMA® Batteries, MTM Recognition, T-H Marine ATLAS jack plate, WFN, Vicious Fishing, Alabama Mountain Lakes and Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board, State of Alabama, Shoals Distributing – Budweiser, Catch-A-Dream.

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T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. has been serving the marine industry since 1975. They are a family owned and operated marine supply manufacturer that takes pride in every product that leaves their factory. They are boaters and fishermen who design products for boaters and fishermen. Find them on the web at:

Vicious Fishing is a family owned company from Dora, Ala. who manufactures premium co-polymer, fluorocarbon and braided fishing lines for fresh and saltwater use, as well as a line of soft plastic lures. The company also licenses and markets many other products in conjunction with other manufacturers through the Vicious brand, believing that all parties can benefit from the strength of a united marketing, sales, and field staff/tournament team to quickly reach consumers. Visit to find out more.

For more on visiting Florence – Lauderdale, Alabama, visit: and for Alabama Mountain Lakes click:

For more information about the Professional anglers Association or The PAA Corporate Cup presented by OPTIMA® Batteries, visit: