Maryland Park Service

Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program

Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour

PVA-PotomacBassTournament.jpgSmallwood State Park in Marbury, Maryland Smallwood State Park in Marbury, Maryland has proudly hosted the Paralyzed Veterans of America “Capital Clash" National PVA Bass Tournament, a B.A.S.S. sanctioned event.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour consists of seven two-day tournaments, which are held at various locations around the country. Each tournament consists of an Open/Team Competition for those anglers who wish to fish from a boat and a Bank Competition for those who prefer to fish from shore. Disabled anglers in the Open/Team Competition are paired with able-bodied boat partners for the two-day event. On day one, only the disabled anglers compete for significant prizes. On day two, the paired anglers compete as a team for cash prizes. The boat partners serve as coaches and help find fishing locations and choose baits. Disabled anglers in the Bank Competition are paired with volunteers who assist them in whatever they cannot do themselves while fishing. Although only the anglers with disabilities fish in the Open Competition, awards and prizes are given to both. For more information on the PVA Bass Tournament, go to:

Wounded Warrior & Veteran Outreach Coordinator: Christina Carlson