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Reno Aces team up with Nevada Department of Wildlife to bring America’s two favorite pastimes together

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News release submitted by NDOW:

Reno Aces home 7.18.08 CS2A 12-week long partnership between the Reno Aces and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is culminating this weekend with a special fly casting class this Friday for winners in the “Fish or No Fish” contest. On Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Aces players and the winners will test their skills during a fishing excursion on a stretch of the river near the stadium.

Entrants in the “Fish or No Fish” contest run between innings during Aces home games are entered in a sweepstakes to win a Walt Disney World Fishing Excursion sponsored by NDOW’s partner the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.

“Our baseball players and all of our local fans have a natural love for boating and fishing, so this is the perfect partnership,” said Reno Aces general manager Rick Parr. “Who doesn’t want to come watch great baseball, play some fun games, and possibly win a Walt Disney World Fishing Excursion?”

The promotion, which was embraced by more than 30 states’ Triple-A Baseball teams this summer, is an effort by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help increase participation in boating and fishing nationwide.

“With the strong tie between baseball and fishing and boating, we’re thrilled to be working with the Aces in bringing America’s greatest pastimes together,” said Kelly Clark, NDOW’s conservation education division chief.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 334-7000 or visit renoaces.com.

About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.

About NDOW
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. For more information, visit www.ndow.org.