Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin Nov. 10, 2014 – Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has partnered with Bill Dance Bill Dance Outdoors, host of Bill Dance Outdoors, and Fox Sports Outdoors host Barry Stokes Fox Sports Outdoors to create videos that promote the value of boating and the importance of getting kids to experience life on the water.
According to new statistics released by the NMMA #Boating, fishing is the number one boating activity, followed by tubing and waterskiing. Both Stokes and Dance, with the help of Mercury Marine Mercury Marine, encourage families to experience the water and teach kids the importance of family time at an early age.
My dad lit my fishing fuse when I was only six years old,” said Stokes. “I still vividly remember trout fishing in small streams in Colorado and fishing for bass from our aluminum fishing boat all over Texas. I looked forward to him tugging on my big toe to wake me up at 5 a.m. to go fishing almost every weekend. Those snapshots are forever freeze-framed in my memory and I still call them up frequently.
Both Dance and Stokes have released videos promoting the boating and fishing lifestyle for kids. You can view those videos on the Mercury Marine YouTube page:
Dance video: Growing Up On the Water
Stokes video: Getting Kids on the Water
For additional information about how to make fishing and boating fun for kids, log on to the Take Me Fishing Take Me Fishing website, which features safety information and other ways to encourage the boating and fishing lifestyle for young kids.
*About Mercury Marine*
Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N’ Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at Mecury Marine
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