WILEY X® Supports Paralyzed Veterans as they Cast & Blast Through 2011 Season

Veteran-Owned Company Sponsors PVA National Trapshoot Circuit and PVA Bass Tour 

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Wiley X® Eyewear has announced its 2011 sponsorship of two important programs that allow paralyzed veterans to compete against each other and other outdoor sportsmen in exciting shooting and bass fishing events around the country.

Wiley X will be providing thousands of dollars worth of its performance protective sunglasses to both the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) National Trapshoot Circuit and the PVA National Bass Tour.  Wiley X glasses will be featured prizes at prominent PVA shooting and bass fishing events throughout the 2011 season.

In PVA National Trapshoot Circuit events, shooters with disabilities and able-bodied shooters compete as equals in the fun and competitive sport of trapshooting—shooting at clay targets hurled upwards to simulate the flight of a game bird.  This year’s schedule of events around the country marks the 15th annual circuit for this exciting and tightly competitive event.  Among the other notable sponsors for this unique series of shooting competitions are Cabela’s, Winchester Ammo, SKB Shotguns and Leupold Optics.

Wiley X will be providing winners, staff, directors and volunteers for the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit with its new Wiley X Guard and Wiley X Saber Advanced tactical eyewear.  Wiley X will also be part of the prize package recognition for the season’s high-scoring overall shooter, high-scoring wheelchair shooter, and the winner of the Chad Crowley Award, for the highest overall PVA voting member who is a veteran.

Both the Wiley X Guard and Wiley X Saber Advanced combine unparalleled protection with the ability to quickly change lenses to match shooting conditions. This advanced eyewear meets stringent MIL-PRF-31013 military ballistic standards (U.S. Military Combat Eye Protection) as well as ANSI Z87.1-2003 high impact certification (OSHA Occupational Eye Protection).  In addition to advanced impact protection, Wiley X’s lenses also provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.   This level of performance and protection has made Wiley X a leading supplier of eyewear to elite military units around the globe.  Because Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand that certifies its entire line to exceed ANSI Z87 standards for safety, every pair of Wiley X glasses provides the same high standard of protection.

Wiley X will also be joining the likes of organizations like B.A.S.S., Bass Pro Shops, Minn Kota, Tracker Boats, Pennzoil and Humminbird in its sponsorship of the PVA National Bass Tour.  Wiley X will provide its polarized protective eyewear for tournament staff, directors and volunteers, as well as tournament winning anglers and the overall Angler of the Year.  The PVA Tour consists of seven tournaments, each consisting of an Open/Team competition for anglers who wish to compete from a boat and a Bank Competition for anglers who prefer to fish
from shore.

Wiley X polarized sunglasses provide the same level of protection found in its tactical eyewear, protecting anglers against everything from airborne debris and low-hanging limbs to flying lures.  The advanced fish-spotting performance of these glasses have made Wiley X the choice of many top professional anglers, including Bassmaster Classic champion Skeet Reese and 2010 Angler of the Year runner-up Edwin Evers.

“As a veteran owned company, we’re very proud to support Paralyzed Veterans of America and all of its efforts,” said Wiley X President of Sales Myles Freeman, Jr.  “Shooting and fishing are two great American pastimes and an excellent way for people to enjoy the great outdoors.  These events put on by PVA provide disabled veterans and others with a chance to share and enjoy these life-affirming activities, all in the spirit of healthy competition.  We’re honored to present these brave sportsmen and event organizers with our products,” added Freeman.

To learn more about the PVA Bass Tour and the PVA National Trapshoot Circuit, visit www.pva.org/sports.

For more information about Wiley X’s full line of high performance eyewear for work and play — visit Wiley X Eyewear at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 • Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.  For updates on Wiley X pro athletes and events, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wileyxeyewear.

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