Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Highest bidder gets to fish with KVD

The folks at Michigan International Speedway have come up with a unique charity fund-raiser. They call it the “Fish Your Bass Off” tournament.

The single-day event, scheduled for Aug. 18, pairs 12 anglers from local bass clubs with NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. An auction will add a member of the general public to a 13th team. The high bidder in the auction will be paired with four-time Bassmaster Classic champ Kevin VanDam or NASCAR’s Ryan Newman.

After the tournament, all the anglers will join about 200 people (who have all paid for the privilege) for an evening that includes dinner and a cash-bar reception.

Last year’s tournament raised $27,000 for the speedway’s charity arm, MIS Cares.

Details are here, at AmericaJR.com.