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2009 Sailfish Cup

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2009 Sailfish Cup

Postby hypegroup » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:11 am


Clearwater, Fla. (November 12, 2009) – The 2009 Sailfish Cup tournament is scheduled to kick off

the South Florida Sailfish Season as well as the 2010 Sailfish Pro Series on November 16th in Miami Beach, days

prior to the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series scheduled at Homestead Miami Speedway on November


Executive Adventures, event organizer, is also parent to one of the largest sailfish tournaments in the

world, the World Sailfish Championship in Key West, FL. Designed for sport fishing and motorsports enthusiasts

alike, the Sailfish Cup, now in its 3rd year, was formed by Executive Adventures to celebrate the final race of the

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while raising money to benefit several charities including The NASCAR Foundation

and Speediatrics at Homestead Hospital. In addition to two days of world-class fishing, participants will enjoy

VIP parties offering gourmet cuisine, top shelf open-bars and live entertainment.

Last year, the tournament trophy was renamed in honor of the late Bill France, Jr. The former NASCAR

CEO and Hall of Famer’s influence and vision brought NASCAR to the forefront of the national stage. Bill France,

Jr.’s wife, Mrs. Betty Jane France, presented the inaugural Bill France Jr. Cup to the winning team at last year’s

Sailfish Cup.

“Bill loved fishing and he would love the fact that his name is associated with this event,” Betty Jane

France said. “The involvement of the NASCAR Foundation makes it even more worthwhile; Bill often combined

fishing and business. The Sailfish Cup combines fishing and fundraising. It’s a great concept and I know that

everyone who participates will have a great time.”

“We are extremely excited to kick off the South Florida Sailfish Season for a third year in Miami Beach”,

said Chris King, Chairman of Executive Adventures. “We have strategically positioned the event to coordinate

with the final week of the NASCAR racing season in Homestead in order to make participation available for the

NASCAR teams, team owners, drivers and NASCAR officials alongside our participating anglers.”

Holding true to the title of “The Richest Tournament in Miami”, the Gala, hosted by Mike Helton,

President of NASCAR is an evening of remembrance, philanthropy and celebration. Charity auctions benefit The

NASCAR Foundation and Speediatrics at Jungle Island. Tickets for the charity auction are still available, and will

be sold to the public for $500, and include a 5-course dinner and top-shelf *beep* the charity auction event

will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Miami’s Jungle Island.

The public is invited to help support The NASCAR Foundation and Speediatrics through a fundraising

event at host hotel, the Clevelander, on Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Those who make a donation to The

NASCAR Foundation that night will have a chance to win two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400

at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 22, 2009.

Last minute boat entries are accepted, and those interested should contact Laura L. Emmole,

Tournament Coordinator, for further information. Emmole can be reached at 727.631.0072 or visit

http://www.sailfishcup.com for tournament details.

NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information, or to schedule an interview or attend the event for media coverage
please contact Brooke Gast, Hype Group Public Relations at 727.525.9738, or brooke@hypegroup.net.

About Executive Adventures
Executive Adventures is a full-service event management company based in Clearwater, FL. Founded in 2001, Executive Adventures has an extensive background in sports and entertainment marketing including work with Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the National Football League, NCAA, National Hockey League and American Idol. Executive Adventures works with each client to tailor an activation plan making certain expectations are met. Its highly trained staff attends to every detail of each event from the initial concept through the completion ensuring a memorable experience. Executive Adventures is widely known in the sport fishing industry for the success of the World Sailfish Championship and the Sailfish Cup held annually in Key West and Miami Beach, FL, respectively.

About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: http://www.nascar.com/foundation.

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