Martin Truex Jr. Foundation news 2010-07-29

MARTIN TRUEX JR. FOUNDATION TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT; INAUGURAL FAN EVENT MOORESVILLE, N.C. July 29, 2010 The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) will host its Third Annual MTJF Golf Tournament presented by NAPA AUTO PARTS on Sept....

MARTIN TRUEX JR. FOUNDATION TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT; INAUGURAL FAN EVENT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. July 29, 2010 The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) will host its Third Annual MTJF Golf Tournament presented by NAPA AUTO PARTS on Sept. 22, 2010 at Sea Oaks Country Club in Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The 19th Hole Dinner Celebration presented by Sea Watch International will be held immediately following the golf tournament.

Past celebrity participants include NASCAR driver and car owner Michael Waltrip, former Philadelphia Eagles football player and the inspiration for the 2006 film Invincible, Vince Papale, NASCAR race analyst and commentator Larry McReynolds and SPEED analyst and pit reporter Hermie Sadler.

These marquee events are part of a week-long fundraising initiative in Truex's home state prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Dover, DE.

In just two years, these events have raised more than $400,000 for various community programs and initiatives such as feeding Iredell County (NC) children through the Backpack Program, and building the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Unit at Southern Ocean County Hospital in New Jersey.

This year's tournament will host 144 golfers on an 18-hole championship course capped by a cocktail reception and seated gourmet dinner for 250 guests. Live auction, silent auction, and raffle prizes will also be present throughout the day's events to include items such as personal Martin Truex Jr. memorabilia and other unique items such as an autographed Shaun White snowboard. Participants can register for both the golf tournament and dinner celebration online through the Foundation's website.

The highlight of the dinner will be the unveiling of the first "Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award." Each year the MTJF will recognize an outstanding citizen or organization who, through their time and talent, has exemplified the values of volunteerism and philanthropy to children in need.

Fans are also invited to attend the inaugural MTJF Fan Event on Sept.21, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, NJ. Guests will be treated to an evening that includes a four-course seated dinner with Martin Truex Jr., entertainment, raffle prizes and auction items. The first 250 registrants will also be given a wristband for the pre-event autograph session.

Both events are open to the public and tickets are limited. The cost to participate in the golf tournament is $1,200 per foursome, $325 per individual golfer and tickets to the dinner and auction are a $125 per guest. Tickets to the fan event are $56 per person. Registration is available online at www.martintruexjrfoundation.org.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation was created by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. in 2007. The MTJF is "hooked on helping" and dedicated to impacting the lives of children in need. The foundation partners with organizations who are limited in funding and visibility that touch the lives of children stricken by illness, neglect and poverty.

For more information: Visit www.martintruexjrfoundation.org

-source: martin truex jr foundation

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