Big Rock Hooks New Sponsor

Calcutta Will Be Title Sponsor For The Next 3 Years

MOREHEAD CITY - The Big Rock board of directors proudly announces the signing of its new Major Sponsor, Calcutta®, for the upcoming 2013, 2014 and 2015 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournaments.

"We are extremely pleased to have Calcutta as our Major Sponsor", explained Crystal
Hesmer, tournament director.

"Calcutta brand is synonymous with fishing and we are excited to have them in the lead of our sponsor line-up. Calcutta brand products are developed with our fishermen in mind and have been innovative in the industry with products that withstand harsh conditions. The Big Rock board of directors and I feel
this is a very good fit for our tournament."

Calcutta began as a bait supply company and today has grown into a nationwide brand expanding into a variety of product categories including fishing tools, tackle bags,
sunglasses, rainwear and technical fishing apparel.

The Calcutta logo is one of the most recognized in the fishing industry, featuring a skull and crossbones holding a
ballyhoo that salutes the company's roots. Wherever anglers are found, Calcutta is

"Calcutta is very excited to be the Major Sponsor of the Big Rock Blue Marlin
Tournament for the next three years", commented Chris Pardue, Director of Product
Development. "Calcutta has always been a strong supporter of recreational billfishing and billfish conservation so partnering with the world's premier billfish tournament is a perfect fit for us.

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament's commitment to billfish
conservation along with their charitable work made it an easy decision for Calcutta to join forces with the tournament."

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is a 55-year old billfishing tournament that has donated close to 3 million dollars to charity since 1988.

The tournament hosted a fleet of 120 boats in June of this year with a purse of $1, 252,950.

Sponsor donations allow the tournament to continue its support of charities and worthy organizations.

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