Is this a great fish or what? NASCAR driver Boris Said showed off his largemouth bass landed during Friday’s
Hot Rods & Reels charity fishing tournament at Daytona International Speedway to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Said, right, joined fishing guide Joe Clements and more than 30 other NASCAR drivers, celebrities and fans in the charity event on Speedway’s 29-acre infield lake. The annual event raised more than $100,000 for the Davie, Fla.-based nonprofit that funds paralysis research, spinal cord injury education and awareness, and customized wheelchairs for children and young adults. NASCAR driver Carl Edwards won the individual fishing tournament with a 4.2 pound bass. Edwards’ group also won the team competition by catching a total of 8.5 pounds of fish. Among the other participants were Tony Stewart, Martin Truex, Ryan Newman, Darrell Waltrip and Ken Schrader.
Darrell Gwynn, left, sits next to NASCAR driver Ryan Newman at the Hot Rods & Reels tournament. Gwynn, former drag racing champion paralyzed in a racing accident, donated a portion of the tournament’s proceeds to the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center “Speediatrics” unit at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. The special unit, which is brightly decked out in a racing theme, helps children and families feel more comfortable amid beeping medical equipment and the constant parade of doctors and nurses.
Team of NASCAR driver Matt Yocum landed a bass in the Hot Rods & Reels fishing tournament. Yocum, right, caught fish with Jimmy Howell (landing the fish) and fishing guide Steven Brown.
About Darrell Gwynn Foundatin:
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a Davie, Fla.-based nonprofit agency formed in 2002 to provide wheelchairs to children and young adults and advocate for people with spinal cord injuries. The Foundation was founded by former NHRA star Darrell Gwynn to prevent, provide and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illness.
For more information on the Foundation and the programs it supports, visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or call 954-792-7223.
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Photos courtesy of Image Masters Photography – Story written by Leon Fooksman
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