The Association of Collegiate Anglers is saddened to learn of the passing of Travis Ely. Ely was a Junior at Purdue University and a member of the school’s bass fishing club.

Ely and fellow bass fishing club teammate Hunter Heckman were involved in a car accident on the south side of Indianapolis, IN early Monday morning.

On behalf of the Purdue University Bass Fishing Club and the ACA, copied below is information regarding the memorial service and a link to contribute to the Travis Ely Scholarship Fund:

A Celebration of Travis’ Life will be conducted by Pastors Tim Bond and Kendall Yeaton on Saturday, October 21st at 10 a.m. at the Nashville Christian Church, 140 S. Van Buren Street. Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 20th at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Burial will be at Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Travis to the Travis Ely Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Purdue University Fishing Team, and/or Do Something Inc. P.O. Box 2022 Nashville, IN 47448

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Ely family at


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