Drag racing star discusses the importance of fishing for disabled people

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- A drag racing legend is telling people about the value of fishing to those who are physically challenged.

NHRA hall of famer Darrell Gwynn teamed up with the Buoniconti Fund, Tracker boats, and Cabela's to hold a seminar.

In 1990, Gwynn became paralyzed in a racing accident. Since then he's focused on being an advocate for others.

"I've been able to enjoy a lot of quality of life out on the water and I wanted to bring this education I've learned through fishing and the adaptation of the equipment to fish and teach other people in wheelchairs they can have the quality of life and enjoy the great outdoors which has so much to offer," said Gwynn.

During the seminar, it was discussed how the sport of fishing is becoming more inclusive, using adaptive technology.

Gwynn is working with the "Fish-abled Foundation," a non-profit focused on making fishing possible for those with disabilities.