Recognizing unsung heroes

The sport of bass fishing has an abundance of folks with big hearts who love to serve others. These men and women are difference makers in the lives of folks in their communities. It is their joy to work behind the scenes to enrich the lives of others, support fishing, and strengthen their communities. They are a remarkable breed, worthy of honor and appreciation for the work they do.

B.A.S.S. recently introduced a new award at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic to honor these folks. The C.A.S.T. for Kids B.A.S.S. Humanitarian Award was created to honor a B.A.S.S. member for demonstrating outstanding volunteer service to make the lives of others better. The 2020 winner of the inaugural award was Chris Rambough of Meridian, Idaho. The prestigious award was presented to Chris onstage during the Bassmaster Classic weigh-in. 

Nominations for the award were accepted by B.A.S.S. during the month of January. There were so many outstanding nominees that the panel of judges had a hard time choosing one winner. Today, I’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the other outstanding folks who were nominated for the inaugural Humanitarian Award. They are all awesome contributors to the fishing culture in their respective communities.