VanDam, Newman win Fish Your Bass OffPublished 2:56pm Friday, August 19, 2011
BROOKLYN — Professional bass angler Kevin VanDam and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman hit the water Thursday for Fish Your Bass Off, a fundraiser for MIS Cares, Michigan International Speedway’s charitable arm.
The second-annual event at Jerry’s Pub on Wampler’s Lake raised more than $40,000 for MIS Cares. The event included a bass fishing competition, followed by a fish weigh-in, live and silent auctions and fish dinner.
VanDam, from Kalamazoo, and Newman, who are in town for this weekend’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, won Fish Your Bass Off, with a total of five fish weighing 14-pounds, 8-ounces.