Event to round up sports enthusiasts

Sportsmen’s Exposition coming

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Sports buffs from across the Rocky Mountain Region will assemble, Jan 16-19, for the 37th annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition.

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, the event brings together more than 30,000 outdoor enthusiasts from across the Rocky Mountain Region testing out fishing lines and hunting equipment, exploring new hobbies and learning about different outdoor sports.

“We’ve been in business for 24 years,” said Chuck Prather, a Rocky Mountain Angling Club staff member, “We lose four to five percent of our members every year, and the ISE is the best show for us to gain new members.”

More than 500 local, regional and national outdoor and sports experts and vendors demonstrating their products and services, while offering advice and tips about fishing, fly fishing, hunting, off-roading and adventure travel.

“Business, it’s what we’re there for,” David Moore, the sales and marketing representative with Five-R-Inc. Custom Trucks said. “It’s a great way to meet people, get our name out there and keep growing the business as we do now.”

Among the different vendors, attendees can see more than 200 demonstrations at three theaters; explore the ‘Try Fishing Pavilion,’ take part in archery or fly-casting contests and visit the Youth Sports Fair.

“We’ve been participating ever since I can remember,” Prather said. “It (the show) allows us to project an image to present members that we’re still in business.”

The event will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and Friday, Jan. 17; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.SportsExpos.com, and are $15 for adults, children 16 and under and active, United States military members are free.