Elites and racer unite for charity

Ryan Newman 

On Saturday, Dec. 11, a NASCAR superstar and a group of Bassmaster Elite Series pros are teaming up for the fifth annual Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament presented by Bass Pro Shops
on North Carolina's Lake Norman. Among the Elite pros who will be participating are Casey Ashley, Jami Fralick, Davy Hite, Tim Horton, Britt Myers, Keith Poche, Marty Robinson, J. Todd Tucker and Greg Vinson.

The pros will fish with racing and country music professionals. The tournament will begin at sunrise, and the weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. ET. It will be held at Blythe Landing in Cornelius and facilitated by the Bassmaster Tournament team.

Newman is an avid outdoorsman who established the foundation in 2005 to encourage people to spay/neuter their pets and adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters, to promote outdoors conservation and to provide college scholarship funding to students interested in auto racing careers.

Get more tournament information here.

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the weigh-in will no longer be streamed live on Bassmaster.com.