AUBURN, Calif. (November 5, 2012)  – Always someone seeking to find a way to help people in need, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Skeet Reese and his family have decided to do an auction to help raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

Reese will be holding an auction on his personal website; www.skeetreeseinc.com beginning Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and will last through November 16, 2012.  Reese will be holding an auction for several items of significant value from his career and personal gear, and will be matching the money raised.

“We were sitting here watching the news over the weekend and it hit me how many people are still being affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,” said Reese.  “There are so many people without power, bare necessities and even their homes that we wanted to do something to help out.”

Reese was about to pick up the phone and make a personal donation when he thought about the generous hearts of bass anglers and fans across the country.  “That’s when we decided to do the auction,” he said.  “The people in our sport are a caring and giving bunch, and we decided to offer them a way to get something in return for such a good cause.”

Reese will be putting up several valuable items for the auction.  Included in the auction will be one of his signature Wright & McGill Co. Skeet Reese tackle bags loaded with hundreds of dollars of lures, bait and tackle that Reese uses on tour.  That kit will be filled with Lucky Craft lures, Berkley Trilene line, Berkley Havoc and PowerBait soft plastics, TroKar hooks and and Eagle Claw terminal tackle.

He will be auctioning off Wright and McGill Co. Skeet Reese Tessera, Microhoneycomb and Victory rods and reels and perhaps the most significant item will be one of Reese’s event worn jerseys, signed by Reese; one of the rarer items in the sport.  Other auction items will be added as well.

The Reese’s will match the money raised up to a total of $5,000, and all monies will be donated to The American Red Cross or other charities directly related to the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy.

“We cannot forget that here are people still in need after these storms, and it takes a long time to get their lives back to whole,” said Reese.  “It’s easy for it not to be real to us all the way in California, but people are in need, and we wanted to do something  to help.”

About Skeet Reese

Skeet Reese, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, is the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and the 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and has compiled more than $3 million in career earnings. Reese has qualified for 12 Bassmaster Classic appearances, and has 61 “Top 10” finishes, including six wins in B.A.S.S. competition in a 13-year career.

His sponsors include Lucky Craft, Berkley Powerbait, Berkley Trilene, Redemption Lures, Stratos® Boats, Mercury Outboards, TroKar Hooks, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Wright & McGill Co., Wiley-X Sunglasses, Lowrance

Electronics, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Advanced Angler.com. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tackle the Storm Foundation. Visit his website: www.skeetreeseinc.com.