One day after Miller’s Ale House officially severed its sponsorship ties to the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series, yet another PTTS sponsor has announced that it, too, is walking away.
Florida-based Patterson Freight Systems Inc., with corporate headquarters in Plant City, is a division of The Patterson Companies. The company was a long-time PTTS sponsor, supporter and participant. It joins a growing list of brands that have recently elected to end corporate affiliation with the controversial cable TV fishing tournament.
According to Bobby Tyson, director of sales and marketing, Patterson Freight Systems Inc. is “not participating in the PTTS events this year.” Tyson added, “like you we are interested in the preservation of the species as well as the fishery that is Boca Grange Pass.”
In announcing Patterson’s decision to cut the PTTS financial cord, Tyson also cited economics, noting “we did not feel that the advertising expense was hitting our market enough to justify the outlay.”