Thursday, March 12, 2009

NASCAR Champion and Spruce Creek Resident Mike Skinner hosts Annual Benefit Event at the Spruce Creek Country Club

Mike and Angie SkinnerSPRUCE CREEK, FL. - Local Spruce Creek Fly-In resident and NASCAR star, Mike Skinner has organized a two-day benefit event for this week, the third annual Toyota Skinner Round-up.

The star-studded event starts today with a "Hoe Down" from 6 to 11pm at the FanZone at Daytona International Speedway. Among the celebrities participating are jazz & blues superstar Stacy Mitchhart, NFL star Randy Moss, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, award-winning singer/songwriter Edwin McCain, daredevil Robby Knievel, Betty Jane France, and NASCAR drivers A. J. Allmendinger, Boris Said, Rick Crawford, Ron Hornaday and Steve Park.

Over the last two years, celebrities and the community have joined Mike in raising more than $250,000 for area charities. A live celebrity auction will also be featured with one-of-a-kind items donated by celebrities, drivers, and more. Plus, guests will have the opportunity to have pictures --- taken in Gatorade Victory Lane beside the Exide #5 Toyota Tundra. Also on hand will be “A Taste of Daytona” where area restaurants and retailers will be offering their specialties to “Hoe Down” attendees.

Mike SkinnerTickets are $10 per person (Children under 12 FREE) and are available at all Sunshine State Bank locations and will be available at Gate 40 (Williamson Blvd entrance) to Daytona International Speedway

Tomorrow, the even continues at the Spruce Creek Country Club with a star-studded celebrity tournament and the "Skinner Round-Up" Celebrity Poker Tournament. The Grand Prize is a round-trip airfare and a three-night stay at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. Entrance fee is $100 per player.

"Angie and I invite everyone to be a part of this year’s Round Up,” says Skinner. “Along with the help from sponsors, celebrities, volunteers and of course the public, it is not only a great time for all, but a way to truly make a difference in our community.” He added that this year’s charities will be the Council on Aging, Greyhound Pets of America, Halifax Health Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare.

To register in advance or for more information on all events, call 386-763-9011 or visit

Here is the Schedule:

Thursday, March 12 (Daytona International Speedway):
6:00-7:30 PM - Gatorade Victory Lane Photos With Mike and the #5 Exide Toyota Tundra
7:00-9:00 PM - Silent Auction
9:00 PM - Celebrity Introductions and Live Auction!
7:30 – 11:00 PM - Live Concert With Jazz/Blues Entertainer Stacy Mitchhart

Friday, March 12th (Spruce Creek Country Club):
8:30 AM til - Celebrity/Sponsor Golf Tournament – Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club (open to sponsors only!)
3:00 PM – Round Up Poker Tournament - Entrance fee is $100 per player, and the grand prize is round trip airfare for two to Las Vegas and a three-night stay at South Point Casino.

Mike Skinner - Toyota Skinner Round-up
Mike Skinner - Toyota Skinner Round-up

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