Bassmaster tournament in Waddington NY 2015

The Bassmaster Tournament Elite series returns to Waddington, NY on July 30 – August 2, 2015. Waddington has hosted 16 previous tournaments including the 1980 Bassmaster Classic, and the 2013 Elite tournament. The 2013 tournament drew a record crowd of over 34,000 fans and spectators participating over the four-day event.bassmaster_waddington_NY_02

The 2015 Bassmaster Elite tournament is expected to draw over 30,000 visitors to the area and have an economic impact of $3.8 million dollars, locally. A statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office included the words, “our administration lobbied heavily alongside multiple partners in government to ensure that the competition would not be disrupted”. bassmaster_waddington_NY_01

The governor credits Waddington Mayor, Janet Otto-Cassada, and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, among others for helping to see that a local salvaging effort just east of the tournament does not disrupt the event.

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