Just one year after a successful inaugural event, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) event is set to surpass the attendance of the previous event during upcoming September 27, 2009 event at Dover International Speedway.
More than 500 firefighters and their families attended the September 21, 2008 event. Dover International Speedway and event sponsors donated just under $28,000 to the NFFF.
To date, more than 1,300 firefighters and their families have already reserved their tickets to the 2009 event, and final attendance is expected to exceed 2,000. The September 11, 2009 deadline to purchase the package is fast approaching.
Corporate sponsors that have committed to help the cause for 2009 include: Holmatro, Provident, PBI Performance Products, Fetha Styx, Delmarva Pump Center, Rosenbauer, Spartan Motors, Road Rescue and Wheeled Coach. Their support helps make a sizeable donation to the NFFF possible.
The special $99 offer provides a ticket in a premium grandstand location for the September 27, 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, admission to a pre-race NFFF hospitality area with an all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages, including Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch products, industry presentations, and a trackside tour of Dover International Speedway. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kevin Harvick will visit the tent and participate in a question and answer session with guests. The two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion has a special connection with the firefighting community through his father Mike, a retired firefighter from Kern County, Calif.
The second-edition version of the popular Miles the Monster firefighter t-shirt is available for purchase. The navy shirt features the NFFF logo on the front breast and Miles the Monster in his firefighter turnout gear on the back.
To organize a trip for your fire company to attend the September 27, 2009 NFFF event at Dover, contact Rob Scholl with Dover International Speedway at (302) 883-6570