2023 Battle for Cancer Fishing Tournament
The Big Dog Tackle Battle For Cancer Tournament is a 1 Day Tournament meant to be a Fun Family Fishing Day and also have a Serious Competitive Edge for Serious Tournament Fisher Men & Women. There are many Junior, Pee Wee, Mighty Might and Female Angler Prize Categories meant to encourage everyone to participate. It is an SKA – Southern Kingfish Association & Angler Armory Sanctioned Tournament.
Racing for Cancer (R4C) is the named charity for this year’s fishing tournament. Racing for Cancer was founded by South Florida resident and American race car driver Ryan Hunter-Reay after losing his mother to cancer several years ago. The goal is to simply beat cancer.
Racing for Cancer commits 100% of net proceeds to promote and launch early detection and prevention initiatives in the battle against cancer. Many of the recipients and programs created by the funding are based in South Florida. Ryan is the 2014 Indy 500 Champion, 2012 Indy Car Series Champion and a two-time ESPY award winner for best Driver on the World Overall in 2013 and 2014. Ryan is an avid race car driver in various competitions and an avid South Florida boater and fisherman. He will be joining us and competing along side us for the tournament.
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Ryan Hunter-Reay’s (Fishing) Story
Ryan Hunter-Reay, or RHR as he’s known, is not only the most successful American driver currently competing in the Verizon IndyCar series, but is also the most successful American driver racing in open wheel competition in the world today.
RHR is an Indy 500 champion (2014), IndyCar Series champion (2012), and a two-time Espy Award winner (2013 & 2014) for ‘best driver’ in the world overall.
He also really loves to fish. When he’s not on the track, he’s often said he’d rather be out on the water. This fishing tournament is one he loves to participate in both from a personal aspect but also from a charity aspect.