PRESS RELEASE - January 4, 2018

Auction and Fundraising Exhibit to Benefit the USO of Metropolitan New York at the Garden State Outdoor Sport Show and the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo

The Bass Federation (TBF), MegaStrike and the Bergen Bassmasters will support Active Duty service members, wounded, ill and injured service members and their families with fundraising events benefitting the USO of Metropolitan New York during the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show January 13-14 at the Raritan NJ Convention Center AND the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo March 1-4 in Suffern NY (Rockland Community College Field Building). The Garden State Fundraising event includes a Saturday 2:30PM Auction and a two day USO Fundraising booth on Saturday and Sunday. The March Expo Fundraising Exhibit will take place at a double size booth all four days. All proceeds from both exhibits and the exciting January 13 th auction at the Hawg Trough will be used to support service members and their families through many programs and services offered by the USO of Metropolitan New York.

Kicking off our 2:30 auction to say a few words about the USO’s support of our Troops will be Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, NBC Military Commentator, USO Board Member and New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee, Col. Jack H Jacobs (Ret, U.S. Army). It is indeed an honor to have Col Jacobs join us at the Garden State Outdoor show!

An outstanding assembly of donated auction prizes will be available c/o the following National and Local businesses such as Daiwa, G Loomis/Shimano, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops, Pro Mariner, North Jersey Marine, Greenwood Lake Marina, MegaStrike, Reynolds Marine, Optima Batteries, Morris County Marine, the Thayer Hotel at West Point, Ranger Boats, Shaw Grisby, Ramsey Outdoor, Wiley X Eyewear, Angler’s Choice Marine, Bonita Boat Marine Services, Eco Pro Tungsten, VCL Baits, Vicious Fishing, Lunker Lure Hawg Caller, Hi-Seas Fishing Line, Rick Rosalina, Joseph Belardo, Michael Maddaloni, Rob Curtis, Rich Wilson, MacDonald Marine (Mahopac Lake), Garden State Bow & Reel, Ron Colby of Yamamoto, Doherty Enterprises Inc., The Bass Federation and many other generous and patriotic businesses and individuals.

USO Support Team:
Bobby Williams - Board Member National TBF
Nick Albano = Dick’s Sporting Goods USO Volunteer, Bergen Bassmasters
Major Sean Combs - NJ National Guard, Team Ardent, Vicious Fishing, BBM
Bill Decoteau - Bass University The Bass Bureau, Outdoor Writer
Bobby Uhrig - MegaStrike President Garden State Outdoor Show Emcee
Antonio “Go Go” Gomez - Shimano Representative Outdoor Show Auctioneer
Plus Many USO Volunteers Working the USO Booth and Auction


About the USO:
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country,
throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to
connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is
a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are
made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and