NASCAR Stars Tony Stewart & Ryan Newman Gone Fishin’ Today With The Office Depot Foundation

By Auto News Log • November 9th, 2010

NASCAR star Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy, and his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Ryan Newman showed off their fishing skills today at the second-annual Office Depot Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament at Lake Okeechobee in Florida.

The money raised from the tournament will be used to support the Office Depot Foundation’s mission to support the quality of life for children, strengthen communities, encourage economic growth and empower schools and non-profit organizations.

This year, Stewart partnered with the Office Depot Foundation to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its National Backpack Program. During the 2010 back-to-school season, Stewart helped the Office Depot Foundation donate more than 300,000 book bags to non-profit organizations and schools that work with children in need nationwide. The two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion personally hosted five donation events, with stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Ind., Richmond, Va., and Kansas City, Mo.

“I had a great time fishing and all for a great cause,” Stewart said. “I’ve had a chance to work with the Office Depot Foundation on its National Backpack Program for the past two years, and it’s one of the most rewarding things I do. The National Backpack Program makes a real difference in the lives of kids who might not otherwise be able to go back to school with the tools they need to succeed. It’s pretty amazing to see their faces light up when they get a new backpack.”

Stewart’s fishing team reeled in a total catch of 14.4 pounds, while Newman’s team wasn’t far behind with 9.4 pounds.

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