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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2016
Autographed Charlie Daniels Fiddle
to be Auctioned at Race Fever Fan Frenzy
TALLADEGA, AL – It is hard to believe it has been 37 years since Charlie Daniels released his hit, Devil Went Down to Georgia, making the “golden fiddle” legendary. Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is thrilled to have an autographed fiddle from Charlie Daniels as one of the amazing Live Auction items at this year’s Race Fever Fan Frenzy scheduled for Friday, April 29th at the FOX Sports 1 Dome located adjacent to the entry to Talladega Superspeedway. Join Victory Lane sponsors, Talladega Superspeedway and NASCAR for this incredible, fast-paced, excitement-filled evening.
While celebrities like the recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels donate autographed items, other great things are happening at this year’s party with a purpose! Doors open at 5:00 p.m., but don’t let that time scare you – we know the ARCA series race begins at 5:00 – we will have a lot for you to do until those drivers join us after their race! Take time to browse our 200+ item silent auction filled with race memorabilia, student art, vacation packages and more. Watch artist Beth Payne along with students from Alabama School for the Deaf create a piece of racing-themed art right before your eyes. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner while you watch and listen to MRN’s Steve Post interview current NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series drivers. Those driver commitments are coming in daily so don’t forget to keep checking www.RaceFever.org!
In addition to our ‘golden fiddle’, join Darrell Waltrip as he hosts the Live Auction portion of our evening featuring:
– 14 Kt. Gold International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ring;
– Victory Lane Experience, May 1, GEICO 500: The winner of this auction item is admitted into Victory Lane to witness the winning team celebrate following the May 1 GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway;
– Driver Introduction Handshake, May 1 GEICO 500: Bid to shake the hands of every driver to compete in the GEICO 500. You will be on the platform when each driver’s name is announced prior to the start of the race to participate* in wishing each driver a good start and phenomenal finish.* Credentials required for pre-race ceremony participation requires individuals to be age 19 or older;
– SIMPSON Helmet autographed by drivers competing in the spring race weekend;
– Helmet autographed by BOBBY ALLISON, RED FARMER, BUDDY BAKER, BENNY PARSONS, JUNIOR JOHNSON, RICHARD PETTY and RAY FOX; and much more!
Tickets are only $50 and benefit the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation, designated charity of Talladega Superspeedway. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call (256) 761-3369 or visit www.RaceFever.org.
About Race Fever
Former NASCAR Chairman, the late Bill France Jr. organized the first Race Fever event to benefit children and adults served by AIDB and today is the largest source of unrestricted funds for the AIDB Foundation. Through the continued support and coordination between NASCAR, the racing community, AIDB and Talladega Superspeedway, Race Fever has grown steadily and raised over $4.2 million for AIDB Foundation, the designated charity of Talladega Superspeedway. For more information, visit www.RaceFever.org.
About Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
At Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), the education continuum begins at birth and lasts a lifetime. AIDB is uniquely known as the world’s most comprehensive education and service program for children and adults of all ages with hearing and vision loss. We serve more than 20,500 individuals each year in all 67 counties of the state. This commitment to excellence is carried out through three residential schools, serving children, ages 3 to 21 from across the state (Alabama School for the Deaf, Alabama School for the Blind and Helen Keller School of Alabama) in addition to an education and rehabilitation program for adults, ages 16 and older (Gentry Facility), an industrial, manufacturing complex (Alabama Industries for the Blind) and a statewide network of regional centers (Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia). For a tour or additional information about AIDB, call 256‐761‐3206 or visit www.AIDB.org.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), most banked (33 degrees), and longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly, offering up hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids ticket prices and special offers for military members and college students. The historic venue, built in 1969, is NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield, which features the traditional Saturday Night Concert and the world renowned Talladega Blvd, home of the “Big One on the Blvd” party. It is the site of the most comfortable seats in motorsports, large video viewing boards (a new initiative planned for future implementation at all ISC tracks) lining the frontstretch and endless activities for fans throughout its event weekends. Talladega Superspeedway’s next NASCAR weekend is set for April 29-May 1 with the ARCA Racing Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (GEICO 500). Log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 877-Go2-DEGA for more information.