Zippo® Outdoor sponsoring Brent Chapman

Bassmaster Elite Pro and Bassmaster Elite Angler of the Year 2012, Brent Chapman has a new sponsor for the 2014 Elite series –- Zippo® Outdoor.

BRADFORD, Penn. --  Zippo® Outdoor has signed Bassmaster Elite Pro and Bassmaster Elite Angler of the Year 2012, Brent Chapman, along with wife, Bobbi and their two children, to a sponsorship agreement for the 2014 Elite Pro Bassmaster Tournament Series.

Because of the family's commitment to all aspects of Brent's career, to always being together as a family, and to working together side-by-side in a family business that includes camping 6 months out of the year, Zippo® Outdoor chose Brent and Bobbi Chapman from a field of elite fishing pros. "Brent, Bobbi, and the kids reflect a lifestyle congruent with the Zippo® brand; a recognized and trusted brand known for integrity, longevity, reliability and genuine experiences", says Chris Funk, Marketing Product Manager for Zippo® Outdoor.

"We started traveling together as soon as we got married, and started camping as soon as we had our kids. We take our 'home on the road' and travel to lakes and places all across America" says Bobbi Chapman. She adds, "The biggest blessing is that we are always together. Not all fishermen at Brent's level choose, or can afford, to travel with their family. There are many sacrifices that we make in order to travel with Brent. But for me, I believe that a family is either growing together, or growing apart. We work hard to grow together, and we strongly identify with the Zippo® Outdoor line of products. They set a new standard in camping gear. It's rugged, inventive, reliable, and best of all their products are about making memories, living comfortably and enjoying the Great Outdoors."

To make great memories with family and friends on the boat, in fishing camp, the wilderness, or in the backyard, you have to be comfortable, be ready for it. Zippo® Outdoor knows what it takes to make your experience more livable all year 'round. Zippo® products are the ones you can trust to help you live well and make memories that last a lifetime.

"Bobbi and I are equal partners in this business", comments Brent. "I couldn't possibly do this without her running the business side of things, and my kids being my greatest fans. We are very happy that Zippo chose us over everyone else out there. They have great gear." Chapman adds.

About Zippo Outdoor

Born from Zippo's legacy of fire, durability and reliability, Zippo Outdoor offers a full line of products designed to enhance the outdoor experience. Zippo Outdoor offers the performance consumers expect while establishing a new standard for quality that sets the brand apart in the marketplace. Zippo Outdoor is engineered to exceed and provides an outdoor experience that is unmistakably Zippo. Celebrating more than 80 year of business in Bradford, PA, Zippo is one of the most recognized brands in the world, and has produced over 500 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.

For more information, please visit brentchapmanfishing.com, ZippoOutdoor.com, follow Zippo Outdoor on Facebook at Facebook.com/ZippoOutdoor, Twitter at @ZippoOutdoor, or InstaGram at Instragram.com/ZippoOutdoor

Media Contact: Krissie Mason: kmason@revobg.com 763.452.2523 (o) 763.350.4059 (c)

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