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Cares to host second “Fish Your Bass Off”
Tournament on Aug. 18
18 fishing competition returns to scenic Wampler’s
Lake in Brooklyn, Mich.; Auction to fish with NASCAR Sprint
Cup driver Ryan Newman, bass angler Kevin VanDam now open
2010 Fish Your Bass Off Tournament at Jerry’s Pub
& Restaurant on Wampler’s Lake in Brooklyn,
Mich. — What better way to kick off a
race weekend in the Irish Hills then by fishing your bass
Michigan International Speedway’s non-profit arm,
MIS Cares, will host the second annual “Fish Your
Bass Off” tournament at Jerry’s Pub &
Restaurant on scenic Wampler’s Lake just minutes
from the Irish Hills speedway.
The tournament is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, August 18.
At 5 p.m., 13 teams of four, with two anglers per boat,
will take to the waters of Wamplers Lake for three hours
of bass fishing. The anglers have been selected from fishing
and bass clubs across the state. One spot per four person
team will be designated for a NASCAR driver or personality,
including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman
and Jamie McMurray.
Upon returning to the docks of Jerry’s Pub, the
anglers will join approximately 200 locals and fans for
a night of entertainment.
Dinner tickets with cash bar are available to the public
for $35 per person and can be either purchased in advance
by visiting https://foundation.nascar.com/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1279&frcrld=1
or at the door the day of the event. A limited number
of dinner tickets remain so advanced purchases are recommended.
Festivities include weigh-in of bass emceed once again
by Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show host, Mark Zona and
5-time bass angler of the year Kevin VanDam, and dinner
and drinks from a cash bar. Live and silent auctions will
also be held, with all funds benefiting MIS Cares.
“We’re extremely excited to bring back our
‘Fish Your Bass Off’ Tournament to benefit
MIS Cares,” MIS Director of Government and Community
Affairs Alisha Cottrell said. “We’ve had a
lot of positive response from our fans and partners to
make this fishing tournament a fun way to kick off the
Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 race weekend at MIS.”
In 2010, Elliott Sadler, Joey Logano, Bobby Allison and
a number of crew members all made appearances. The inaugural
Fish Your Bass Off raised over $27,000 for MIS Cares.
Also, until Sunday, August 14, fans have the option to
participate in an auction for a spot on a four-person
team of anglers, with all proceeds benefiting MIS Cares.
The highest bidder will have the opportunity to join a
team that will consist of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver
and avid outdoorsman, Ryan Newman and six-time Bass Angler
of the Year Kevin VanDam.
The auction package also includes admission for one additional
guest to the weigh-in/awards dinner.
Fishing equipment and bass boat will be provided. The
winner will need to be at Jerry’s Pub and Restaurant
on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ready to fish.
Fishing begins at 5 p.m. with approximately three hours
on the lake. Weigh in begins at 8:00 p.m. with the live
auction and other festivities following the event.
To bid on this auction item, please visit: http://bit.ly/mZYca5
MIS Cares, a 501 © (3) non-profit entity under the
umbrella of the NASCAR Foundation, focuses on raising
funds for various local charitable causes the speedway
in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan
International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable
NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy
the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the
love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race
fans and drivers alike.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Pure Michigan
400 on Aug. 21 are as low as $30 while supplies last.
or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to
take advantage of great pricing for 2011 events at MIS.
The ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday;
and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
As always, parking is free at MIS – and the track
allows coolers through the gates. Check the speedway’s
website for details.
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