Kevin VanDam has joined hundreds of professional athletes and celebrities from across the country to raise $100 million to support the All-In Challenge benefitting Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry. In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, executive chairman of Fanatics Michael Rubin called on businesses and sports figures to raise money for those on the front lines of the current health and economic crisis.
In response to the Challenge, VanDam reached out to fellow MLF angler Boyd Duckett and NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., as well as his sponsors Team Toyota and Bass Pro Shops, to build a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure at Big Cedar Lodge. To date the package has raised $30,000 and bidding closes Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
“None of us could have dreamed how this virus would affect our lives, but a lot of people have been hit really hard,” VanDam in his video accepting the Challenge. “They have lost their jobs; they don’t know where their next meal will come from and I think everyone needs to step-up and do their part.”
The auction winner and two friends will travel in style via private jet and Toyota vehicles for a three-day, two-night adventure at luxury resort Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains. The winner and two friends will dine, golf, shoot skeet and fish in friendly competitions with VanDam, Truex and Duckett.
“I’m a little worried about the fishing competition, but I’m excited about it too,” said Truex. “I spend a lot of time on the water, but it will be great to be out there fishing, competing against two pros.”
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