Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament
HOT RODS & REELS Charity Fishing Tournament is a truly one of a kind event which pairs NASCAR Drivers with philanthropic supporters, executives and racing fans for an exciting day of fishing during the Ford Ecoboost Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. This unique tournament benefits The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and takes place in the infield lake at both tracks in Florida.
NASCAR Drivers team with NHRA Hall of Fame former drag racer Darrell Gwynn to raise awareness of spinal cord injury research and people living with paralysis. The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the event host and benefiting charity, is a fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
NASCAR Drivers Join Darrell Gwynn for the Annual Hot Rods & Reels Fishing Tournament at Homestead-Miami Speedway
NASCAR Drivers and Legends Fish for a Cause; Team Owner Richard Childress’ Team Won with a 3-Fish Total of 12.84 Pounds and the Event Featured a Custome $25,000 Wheelchair Giveway
Homestead, Florida November 15, 2019 – Hall of Fame Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn was joined today by his NASCAR friends for the annual Hot Rods & Reels Fishing Tournament, presented by Huk, benefitting The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The event is annually held on the infield lake at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and features NASCAR drivers and Legends fishing for a cause, and a Million Dollar Challenge sponsored by Huk.
“Today I was thrilled to have all our friends out on the lake here at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Each year this tournament helps us raise some significant funds for The Buoniconti Fund and the paralysis research at The Miami Project, and provide a new wheelchair for a wonderful man who was unfortunately paralyzed in an accident,” said Darrell Gwynn.
More than 29 years after his last National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) win, and the accident that left him paralyzed, Darrell Gwynn and the Darrell Gwynn Chapter donated a custom wheelchair to 32 year old Jean Saint Ange, who was paralyzed last year in a fall. The new wheelchair will allow him to be more independent and continue his rehabilitation.
The Bass Pro Team, led by NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, won with a three fish total of 12.84 pounds, and the largest fish a whopping of 7.72 pounds was caught by Paul Hileman. Additional fishing tournament participants included: Cup Chase Participant Martin Truex, Jr., Bobby Allison, Paul Menard, Joey Gase and Joey Logano. Tournament partners and sponsors included Presenting Sponsor Huk, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Bass Pro Shops, Bass Online, NASCAR, Homestead Hospital.