National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Dover International Speedway Team Up for a Great Cause
BALTIMORE, Md. - The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and Dover International Speedway today announced a partnership that will build awareness and raise funds for the NFFF. Dover International Speedway has created a unique package for firefighters and their families to experience the Sept. 21, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Monster Mile.
The special offer provides a great ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, admission to a pre-race, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hospitality area with an all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages, including Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch products, special guest appearances and industry presentations, and a trackside tour of Dover International Speedway. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the NFFF.
"We are pleased to create this unique, all-inclusive experience at the race in Dover for the men and women of the fire service," said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales & marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. "So much of their time is spent focusing on the life threatening issues that they encounter on a daily basis. To be able to raise funds for this worthy cause, while providing them with the opportunity to attend a race with their peers is a win-win."
"The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is excited and pleased to join forces with Dover International Speedway to recognize the great work our fire service community performs and to ensure we never forget the sacrifices our fallen firefighters have made in service to their communities," added Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF.
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway for the Friday, Sept. 19 NASCAR Camping World Series "Sunoco 150," the Saturday, Sept. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series "RoadLoans.com 200" and race no. 2 in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Firefighters and their families that are interested in learning more or to purchase tickets, can call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.
About National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It is registered as a corporation in the State of Maryland. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
About Dover International Speedway
Dover International Speedway is owned by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate four tracks in three states, and present more than 500 motorsports events each year. This includes 16 major, national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc. also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo., Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn.