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  08-29-07: HIGH NOTE AT RICHMOND

  08-20-07: 2 YEAR OLD GETS CHAIR

  07-11-07: CRAIG DONATION

  06-26-07: DAYTONA DONATION

  04-20-07: DGF AND EASTER SEALS

  04-03-07: DGF REELS IN $175,000

  03-06-07: DGF AT GAINESVILLE

  03-01-07: TOT GETS CHAIR

  02-28-07: MCCARTNEY CAR @ BJ

  02-20-07: 1st DAYTONA A SUCCESS

  01-29-07: BJ RAISES $200,000

  01-11-07: 1st DAYTONA HR&R

  01-11-07: NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD

  
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 1st ANNUAL MICCOSUKEE RESORT & GAMING "HOT RODS & REELS" CHARITY FISHING TOURNAMENT AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY A BIG SUCCESS

 

DEBUT TOURNAMENT GENERATES $91,000 FOR

THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION AND

SPEEDIATRICS AT HALIFAX HOSPITAL

 

DARRELL WALTRIP WINS TOURNAMENT AND BIGGEST CATCH

 

DAYTONA, FL -  2/20/2007- Daytona's 1st Annual 'Miccosukee Resort & Gaming "Hot Rods & Reels" NASCAR Nextel drivers' charity fishing tournament made its debut at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16th, 2007, an unusually cold morning in Daytona. But the chill in the air didn't dampen the spirits of NASCAR racers and fans as the tournament, modeled after the hugely successful "Hot Rods & Reels" event held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, raised more than $91,000 for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis and the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center Speediatrics at Halifax Hospital.

 

"We had high hopes for the first year of Hot Rods & Reels in Daytona, but the final result surpassed even our greatest expectations," said Darrell Gwynn, President of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) and event founder. "Fishing for trophy bass alongside NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers and other racing celebrities is a fan's dream come true, and Daytona proved that with fans eager to spend a fun morning with their favorite NASCAR celebrities." 

 

Darrell Waltrip, former Daytona 500 winner and current FOX announcer, was the big winner in the fishing tournament, reeling in a bass that tipped the scales at 8.75 lbs and also winning the tournament along side his boatmates. Waltrip shared his boat on Lake Lloyd, Daytona International Speedway's 29-acre infield lake, with Dean Kessell, James Hall and boat guide Barry Macchione. With the biggest fish honors, Waltrip then had the opportunity to draw for the Miccosukee Million, but came up empty-handed.

 

Highlighting the event was the presentation of a new wheelchair to 14-year old Brian Sundin. Brian is a gifted student with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that restricts joint movement. "Providing for people with spinal cord injuries is the whole motivation behind Hot Rods & Reels," said Gwynn. "Seeing Brian's joy at receiving his new power wheelchair really drove home the reason we are all here."

 

Hot Rods & Reels in Daytona echoed the success in Homestead by hosting some of the biggest names in NASCAR, including Tony Stewart, Kyle Petty, Bobby Labonte, Carl Edwards, Kenny Schrader, Ryan Newman, Scott Riggs, Bobby Allison and Donnie Allison. 

 

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation.  Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.

 

The Betty Jane France Pediatric Center "Speediatrics", designed with a motor sports theme, is a 31 Bed Pediatric Unit and a 5 Bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Halifax Medical Center.  In surroundings designed by Betty Jane France, with modern equipment and experienced staff, children literally race to the finish line of recovery in a fun-filled facility often visited by top NASCAR and sports car drivers.

 

The 1st Annual Miccosukee Resort & Gaming "Hot Rods & Reels",  NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Drivers & Teams Charity Fishing Tournament in Daytona takes place Friday, February 16th, 2007 on Lake Lloyd at the Daytona International Speedway.

 

Joining Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in sponsoring this event are Bass Pro Shops, Sprint and Sport Tailor. For more information on registration or sponsorship for the 2008 Hot Rods & Reels, visit www.hotrodsandreels.com or call 954-792-7223 ext. 105.