Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fun Freetime: Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow

The 2016 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 30-April 3, 2016 with the largest variety of boats, RV’s, outfitters and resorts, plus hundreds of the newest products for boating, hunting, fishing and camping. Visitors to the Sportshow can attend seminars from the region’s experts, and boaters of all levels can boost their nautical know-how at the Progressive® Boat School.

In addition to demonstrations from amazing birds of prey, the 2016 Sportshow features show favorites such as the Marine Electronics University, sponsored by Lowrance,  the Ducks Unlimited Room for important information about wetlands and waterfowl conservation, plus demonstrations at the Fish Tank.Families can take part in the fun by fishing at the live Trout Pond, following the Adventure Trail Pass and creating their own bait at Create-a-Crankbait.

When:            Wednesday, March 30          1pm-9pm
                      Thursday, March 30             1pm–9pm
                      Friday, April 1                      11am–9pm
                      Saturday, April 2                  10am–8pm
                      Sunday, April 3                    10am–5pm
Where:           Minneapolis Convention Center
                      1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tickets:         Tickets can be purchased in advance at or onsite the day of the show.  Cost for tickets:
                        Adults (16 and older): $14.00
                        Youth (15 and under): FREE with paid adult
Senior Day, (Thursday, March 30th only, 62+) $11

Web:              NorthwestSportshow.comTwitterFacebook ; Instagram- #NWSportshow
Editor’s Note:  Preview photos are available upon request. FREE wireless will be available in the exhibit halls during show hours. Contact Bonnie Harris at 612-801-0912 for more information.


The Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow: The Progressive Insurance Northwest Sports Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit
About Progressive: The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever and however it’s most convenient—online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. It’s the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®Snapshot® and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, contact Erin Vrobel at, (440) 395-0179.

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