MIS fishes for a causeWritten by Nicholas Huenefeld | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and the NASCAR Foundation will host a charity fishing tournament on June 11, according to a news release. Proceeds will benefit MIS Cares, the speedway’s official charity.
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, along with other drivers and NASCAR personalities, will participate.
Newman will lead two walleye fishing expeditions on Lake Erie from Toledo Beach Marina in LaSalle, Mich. Those two will occur at 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
“Fishing is my favorite way to wind down and enjoy nature,” Newman said in an MIS news release. “My grandfather used to take me fishing in this region of Michigan when I was a kid, so I have a lot of good memories around there.”
In between the two expeditions, competitors will meet for a fish fry at the marina. There will be 50 fishermen per group.
A portion of the money will be earmarked specifically to benefit the Waterloo Recreation Area for the cleanup of Cedar Lake Camp, which is a Michigan Department of Natural Resources-designated park.
“Ryan is big into the environment,” said Dennis Worden, MIS manager of public relations. “Plus, he really likes this area, including Irish Hills.”
There are two ways to participate: company-sponsored or individual packages. The cost is $350 per individual and that includes lunch and race tickets to the LifeLock 400 at MIS on June 14. There is a limited number of sponsorship packages available. In order to register for “Reel in the Big One,” contact Alisha Cottrell at MIS by phone at (517) 592-6666.