BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Elite Series angler Randy Howell has signed on as the main spokesperson for King's Home, a nonprofit organization based near his home in Central Alabama.
Beginning in 2011, Howell will prominently display the King's Home logo, name and colors on his tournament boat, truck and jersey. Howell began volunteering at King's Home two years ago after learning about the organization's mission to provide hope and healing to moms, children, youth and women seeking refuge from abuse, neglect and homelessness.
He connected instantly with the residents of King's Home, sharing his love of fishing while teaching them about the sport at one of the campus lakes.
Along the way the children discovered the therapeutic joys of spending time on the water in fellowship with this personable angler — and with one another. "Fishing is therapeutic for these kids and motivates them to get outside and explore," says Howell. "And watching their faces as they catch their first fish is a wonderful experience, not just for them, but for me, as well."
King's Home has found fishing to be valuable in other ways. In April 2010 Howell served as keynote speaker for the group's largest fundraising event, and in November he signed a contract to promote King's Home nationwide.
"Our partnership with Randy has been a wonderful blessing," noted Lew Burdette, president of King's Home. "His engaging personality, media savvy, talent as a world-class angler and tremendous heart for helping children, youth and moms make him a perfect fit as our spokesperson."
About Randy Howell
Professional bass angler Randy Howell fishes 15-20 major tournaments a year. He has fished for 17 years on the Bassmaster Elite series, qualifying nine times for the Bassmaster Classic, snagging two major tournament victories and garnering over $1.2 million in career winnings.
Away from the tournament trail he speaks at more than 30 Christian events annually. In addition to his work on behalf of King's Home, Randy serves on the Board of Directors of Whosoever Ministries and The Basement. He lives in Springville, Ala., with wife Robin and sons Laker and Oakley.
About King's Home
King's Home seeks to serve and glorify God by providing Christ-centered homes and services in which compassion and competence combine to meet the needs of women, children and families. King's Home has served thousands of youth, moms and children seeking help from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and other extreme circumstances. The program operates 19 homes located in Jefferson, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties in Alabama.
Along with the opportunity for spiritual development, King's Home teaches necessary skills and provides tangible services to help residents heal from their devastating pasts, break the cycle of abuse, build healthy relationships and become independent, productive members of the community. More information is available at www.kingshome.com.