I wanted to share this press release about Clay Dyer. He is an inspiration for many and I have been lucky enough to hear him speak. He's a great guy and this is a great move by Orca to work with Clay. You can see the more info below:
FRANKLIN, TN – September 26, 2012 – The Outdoor Recreation Company of America has become an official sponsor of Clay Dyer, “the world’s most admired fisherman”, to promote the company’s line of American-made products, according to Jim Ford, ORCA owner.
“It isn’t every day you get the opportunity to work with a person the caliber of Clay Dyer,” Ford said about Dyer becoming a member ORCA’s pro staff.
Dyer, a professional bass angler and motivational speaker from
, was born without any lower limbs, no
left arm and a partial right arm.
“Clay’s motto for life is, ‘If I can, you can’," Ford said. “Clay
expects a lot from himself and he has told us we should expect a lot from him
as well. He has never allowed his
disabilities to be an obstacle and we respect his philosophy on life, his
capabilities as an angler and his abilities to help us grow ORCA.” Hamilton, AL
Dyer will represent ORCA at fishing tournaments in which he participates, at trade shows and at his many speaking events throughout the country, according to Ford. “Clay fishes the Bassmaster Open tournaments and several charity events annually,” Ford said. “He represents his sponsors extremely well and is an inspiration to everyone he meets.”
“ORCA’s plan is to manufacture top-quality, 100 percent American-made products and that makes me extremely proud,” Dyer said. “I have spent time with the owners, the management team and the folks who work in the plant and feel so blessed to represent all of them as part of what I do everyday,” he said. Dyer recently toured the manufacturing plant where the company’s products are made and even had his photo taken standing on top of one of the coolers that had been field tested in the
Canyon for two weeks.