Livingston, MT (PRWEB) April 13, 2006
The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), a fly-fishing conservation and education organization representing over 30,000 fly fishers worldwide, announced today an association with golf legend and sportsman Jack Nicklaus.
Jack Nicklaus has agreed to be a national spokesperson on behalf of the Federation of Fly Fishers, as well as to become Honorary Chairman of the FFF Presidents Club. The members of this charitable arm of the FFF represent those truly dedicated individuals and organizations that have made a 10-year financial commitment to support the mission of the FFF. Mr. Nicklaus is the first to be honored with this position. In addition, he has agreed to become a member of the FFF Board of Directors.
Mr. Nicklaus has been an avid fly fisher for most of his life and has visited many exotic worldwide destinations to pursue this passion.
Mr. Nicklaus’ philosophy is very consistent with that of the FFF.
“I am an avid outdoorsman and few activities or sports provide me with as much joy as fishing,” he said. “If you want to break it down even further, it would be fly fishing. I actually prefer to fly fish because I enjoy the skill, art and challenge of it.”
Roger Maler, President of the FFF’s Southern Council, stated “The commitment to the FFF by an individual of the caliber and renown of Jack Nicklaus is an acknowledgement of the importance of the Mission of the FFF.”
Dr. Ron Cordes, incoming Chairman of the FFF Board of Directors, added, “The participation of Jack Nicklaus in furthering the efforts of a non-profit organization such as the FFF, the success of which is based upon the support of a vast number of volunteers, cannot be underestimated. His presence alone will send an important message to individuals and corporations alike whose potential support is critical to the FFF.”
Visit http://www.fedflyfishers.org to learn more about the Federation of Fly Fishers, its Mission, and its accomplishments on behalf of the sport of fly fishing and the environment.
Peter Van Gytenbeek
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