Frequently Asked Questions

Autograph Policy

To receive an autographed picture of Kevin VanDam, please send (1) a self-addressed envelope with proper prepaid return postage. The envelope must be large enough to fit an 8 x 10 autograph picture. Your prepaid return postage on this envelope must cover the size envelope you send. Item may take up to 4-6 weeks due to Kevin’s travel schedule.

To have a personal item autographed by Kevin. Please send the item with proper packaging and return postage. Item may take up to 4-6 weeks due to Kevin’s travel schedule. We cannot be responsible for damaged or lost merchandise.

Mail your self-addressed prepaid envelope or item to:

Attn: KVD
D & R Sports Center
8178 W. Main St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

[NOTE: If proper return envelope/packaging and PAID postage for your specific autograph item is not mailed with your item, your items will not be returned.]

Request for Donations

Kevin receives large number of donation requests each year from outstanding nonprofit organizations. Along with your request, please provide proof that you are a private foundation, public foundation, or 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with your own organizational current solicitation license in your state. Please allow up to three months for a response.

Request for Kevin to Appear at a Charity Event/Fundraiser

Kevin appreciates all requests. Regrettably, Kevin’s busy schedule and yearlong sponsor obligations do not allow the time necessary to attend many of these worthy events. Occasionally, Kevin and other Elite Series Anglers have the opportunity to attend an event for a worthy cause that is close to an Elite Series Tournament.

School Projects

If you need a biography of Kevin VanDam, click here.

How Do You Become a Pro?

If you want to learn more about the fishing side of being a pro, this article is for you. Additionally, this article about the business side of being a professional angler is a must-read.

How Do You Get Sponsors?

There are a lot great suggestions in terms of acquiring sponsorship in this piece by KVD.

How Do You Catch Bass All Season Long?

Here is a pretty comprehensive guide to fishing all year long, courtesy of KVD.

What Is Power Fishing?

Kevin’s got a some great background and tips for power fishing. Read on!