1st DAYTONA TOURNAMENT FOR HOT RODS AND REELS
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Caren Berg or Sue Siebert
ANNUAL MICCOSUKEE RESORT & GAMING "HOT RODS & REELS", CHARITY FISHING TOURNAMENT
AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SET FOR FEBRUARY 16TH
PARTICIPATING NASCAR STARS & FANS HAVE CHANCE TO
WIN "THE MICCOSUKEE MILLION"
DAYTONA, FL - Daytona's 1st Annual
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming "Hot Rods & Reels" NASCAR Nextel drivers, charity
fishing tournament makes its debut at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 16th,
2007. The tournament, modeled after the hugely successful "Hot Rods & Reels"
event held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the past five years, offers the
perfect combination of fun and excitement: fishing for trophy bass alongside
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers and other racing celebrities with the chance to win
The Miccosukee Million.
"We're very excited to be launching Hot Rods & Reels in
Daytona as to help kickoff the 2007 NASCAR racing season," said Darrell Gwynn,
President of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) and event founder. The
tournament is a fundraiser for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Cure Paralysis
and the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center Speediatricsâ
at Halifax Hospital. "The Daytona International Speedway is a wonderful venue,
and the event will add to the excitement of the start of the season," Gwynn
Daytona International Speedway, the Miccosukee Resort &
Gaming and celebrity participants provide an opportunity for racing fans and
fishing enthusiasts to join forces while raising money for important causes.
Hot Rods & Reels will take place on the Speedway's 29-acre
infield lake, Lake Lloyd, which is stocked with (remove trophy sized peacock
bass and) largemouth bass.
"We're thrilled that historic Daytona
International Speedway and Lake Lloyd are venues for this fundraiser," Track
President Robin Braig said. "Fishing on the legendary waters of Lake Lloyd has
always been a part of the heritage at Daytona International Speedway and we're
proud to host this worthwhile charity event."
The event will also feature a wheelchair giveaway to
14-year old Brian Sundin. The teen is a gifted student in high school born with
arthrogryposis, a congenital condition restricting joint movement. DGF will
present him with a new power wheelchair at the culmination of the Hot Rods &
"The event is the ideal setting to present Brian with his
new wheelchair," said Gwynn. "Providing for those with injuries and paralysis
is the reason we host Hot Rods & Reels, so it gives everyone a real sense of
accomplishment when they see what can be achieved."
Space is limited, so people interested in participating
www.hotrodsandreels.com early to
register for the event.
Hot Rods & Reels in Homestead has historically attracted
some of the biggest names in NASCAR, including drivers, owners and TV
personalities. Daytona is no different. Some of the NASCAR drivers and
celebrities currently scheduled (subject to change) for the 2007 Hot Rods &
Reels in Daytona include:
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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
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, visit
www.hotrodsandreels.com or call
954-792-7223 ext. 105.
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