Howell's year-end boat giveaway

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With a $100 donation to King’s Home, contributors will receive a chance to win Randy Howell’s 2012 Triton Boats Mercury Marine tour boat named “Hope II." The value of “Hope II” is more than $70,000, including the ATX Series wheel package, dual Power-Poles, Lowrance HDS electronics and a MotorGuide trolling motor, all set up exactly as Howell fished it throughout the 2012 season.

Howell qualified for the 2012 Toyota Trucks All-Star week by finishing fifth in the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, and the boat giveaway is a great finish to a strong season. “In 2011, the All-Star event was held in Alabama, and I was able to go down and work the show selling tickets for the boat giveaway. It’s a lot better feeling going to the event to fish than it was to go and watch. All 12 of the anglers in this event are incredible anglers, and it's a great event,” explained Howell. “I am very excited to continue to promote the King’s Home charity, along with my other sponsors. It’s a privilege to be associated with such great people like they have over at King’s Home. Simply put, they change the lives of the people who need it most.

“Last year, we had more than 900 donations, and this year we have added some extra features to the boat including the gorgeous ATX Series wheel package and the latest Power-Poles available," said Howell. "Of course, it’s a fast boat and it’s been a lucky boat, too. I hope it can be as lucky for the winner as it has been for me this year.”

All proceeds will go to the nonprofit Christian-based organization King’s Home, which provides homes and services to at-risk youth, women, and mothers and their children. “Where Hope Lives” is the group’s slogan — wording that stretches across Howell’s wrap design.

“Triton Boats, Mercury Marine and I have worked out a deal so we could give the boat away. Both Triton Boats and Mercury Marine have really helped this fundraiser a lot,” Howell said. Normally, he’d exchange the boat for a new model at the end of a season, but giving the boat away for the purpose of raising money for King’s Home is something Howell takes great pride in. “Helping the King’s Home families is a big part of my year. I look forward to visiting their campuses and spending time with them. I think I get more out of it than they do, but I know they appreciate my visits, and it's always good to teach the kids how to fish when I get the opportunity.”

The drawing for the boat will be held Nov. 18, 2012, at the Kampfire for the Kings Extravaganza, which includes Christian bands, a fishing rodeo and many games for the kids at their Chelsea campus near Birmingham, Ala. Everyone is invited to attend, but you do not need to be present to win the boat.

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