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  01-14-08: SECOND HR&R @ DAYTONA

  01-04-08: ELIMINATOR @ DIS & BJ

  01-03-08: T. STEWART CAR @  BJ

  11-30-07: HR&R A HUGE SUCCESS

  11-01-07: FSCIAW GEARS UP

  10-03-07: NASCAR DRIVERS ASSIST

  08-29-07: HIGH NOTE AT RICHMOND

  08-20-07: 2 YEAR OLD GETS CHAIR

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  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

    
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11 30 07

                                                                     

 6th ANNUAL MICCOSUKEE RESORT & GAMING “HOT RODS & REELS™” CHARITY FISHING TOURNAMENT A HUGE SUCCESS

 

NASCAR STARS & FANS TEAM UP, RAISE MORE THAN $100,000 FOR

THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION

DGF AND CHEVY RACING DONATE WHEELCHAIR TO

13-YEAR-OLD BOY

 

MIAMI – November 30, 2007 – Like its five predecessors, the 6th Annual Miccosukee Resort & Gaming “Hot Rods & Reels™” charity fishing tournament was a huge success.  Unlike its predecessors, it raised more money than ever, generating more than $110,000.  The annual event, held Saturday November 17th at 7:30 a.m., brought twenty of NASCAR’s top drivers out to fish with their fans and provided the perfect mix for outdoor sports enthusiasts: fishing for trophy bass, the opportunity to win The Miccosukee Million, and the ability to be part of an important cause.

The fundraiser for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis and the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, Speediatrics, at Homestead Hospital was held at Homestead-Miami Speedway's infield lake as part of the Ford Championship Weekend and Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week.

“We are grateful to the Homestead-Miami Speedway, our sponsor – the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, our celebrity participants and of course, the wonderful fans who woke up with the sun to spend time on the lake with the best racers of today to make Hot Rods & Reels better and better every year,” said Darrell Gwynn, president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) and event founder.  “This event, in conjunction with Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, helps raise awareness of how to prevent paralysis and efforts to find a cure in a unique and fun environment.”

The highlight of the event featured a wheelchair donation to13-year-old Jonathon Gorenflo, courtesy of DGF and Chevy Racing’s Wheelchair Donation Program.  Jonathon suffers from cerebral palsy, and is one of seven handicapped children adopted by his family. The donation took place at the culmination of the event, and the nationally syndicated television program NASCAR Angels taped the presentation for a future episode.

Hot Rods & Reels™ took place on the Speedway's 18-acre infield lake, which is 60 feet deep and stocked with trophy-size peacock bass and largemouth bass. Fourteen-year old Alex Lambert surprised the seasoned fishermen by capturing the largest fish, weighing in at 2.5 lbs.  Alex won the chance to select an envelope worth $1 million.  With nearly 6.5  pounds of fish in the boat, NASCAR great Richard Childress and his boat companions came away as the winning team based on total weight.

“With the participation of NASCAR celebrities Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Darrell Waltrip, Greg Biffle, Jeremy Mayfield, Martin Truex, Jr., Ryan Newman, Richard Childress, Kyle Petty, Tony Raines and Scott Wimmer, we knew we couldn’t lose,” added Gwynn.  “These guys are true champions – we count on them every year, and they never let us down.”

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The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to preventing paralysis when possible, providing support for individual’s living with paralysis and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis.  To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.

The Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, Speediatrics, at Homestead Hospital is a completely renovated pediatrics unit designed with a motorsports theme. The only dedicated pediatric unit in deep South Miami-Dade, its design is to make children feel as comfortable as possible during a hospital stay.

 The 6th Annual Miccosukee Resort & Gaming “Hot Rods & Reels™” NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Drivers & Teams Charity Fishing Tournament took place during the Ford Championship Weekend, November 16-18th at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, home of the season-finales for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series.

Joining Miccosukee Resort & Gaming in sponsoring this event were Bass Pro Shops, Hook & Tackle, Sprint, Bass Online and the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

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