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Bass Pro Shops free Workender event helps paddlers, campers, hikers and other weekend warriors gear up for outdoor adventure

In-store event includes seminars, giveaways, and the chance to win a $7,500 prize package

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – For every working stiff who has prayed for Friday to hurry up and arrive, Bass Pro Shops introduces The Workender, a free event at participating Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada. Held April 24 and 25, The Workender includes free seminars, giveaways and a chance to win a $7,500 prize package by participating in the 20/20 Challenge.

Participating Bass Pro Shops stores will offer free seminars every hour on Friday, April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Seminar topics include:

  • Cooking Down and Dirty – Presentation of best cooking sets and freeze-dried food tasting.
  • Slumber by the Number – Tips and tricks for staying warm while sleeping.
  • Pack Right – Demo on how to pack a backpack for optimal comfort and load distribution.
  • Beat the Bugs – Discussion of best practices for staying comfortable and bite-free in the back country.
  • Pick Out and Get Out – Advice on selecting a kayak.
  • Streamline Your Kayak – Information about rigging a kayak for fishing.

Outdoor enthusiasts can put their gear to work and win prizes by taking the Bass Pro Shops 20/20 Challenge, which requires logging 20 miles or outdoor activity for 20 days. Signing up for the 20/20 Challenge automatically enters participants in the sweepstakes, where they can win a Workender prize package containing the following gear:

  • Ascend kayak
  • Ascend tent
  • Ascend trail backpack
  • Yeti cooler
  • Suunto watch
  • GoPro camera package
  • Much more

A special 20/20 social hour on Saturday, April 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. provides a great opportunity to get one-on-one expert advice on local trails, sites and more. Plus, there will be beverages and snacks while supplies last and the first 100 attendees will receive a free Workender bottle opener.

The 20/20 Challenge begins May 1, 2015, and ends July 26, 2015. During that time, participants can post their progress through selfies and videos at http://www.basspro.com/2020photos

For more information, please visit http://www.basspro.com/workender. *This event is not available at Bass Pro Shops in Miami, Florida; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.
Bass Pro Shops, which was founded in 1972 by avid outdoorsman and conservationist Johnny Morris, is a leading retailer of equipment for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor pursuits. Bass Pro Shops has 91 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 91 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, , camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 36 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World's Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.



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