HAPPY GILMORE MEETS DRAG RACING
ANNOUNCING THE 1ST ANNUAL TORCO RACE FUELS/SEELYE WRIGHT CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT; Proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.
Some of the best drag racers will be driving differently on the Thursday preceding the IHRA Torco Race Fuels Northern Nationals in Martin, Michigan. They will trade in their 8,000-horsepower dragsters for golf clubs for the first annual Torco Race Fuels/Seelye-Wright Auto Group golf tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.
guests include Scotty Cannon, Scott Cannon Jr., Matt Hagan, Clay Millican,
Melanie Troxel, JR Todd, Dale Creasy, Doug Foley as well as Kevin and Rod
Pickett from the CMT television series “Trick My Truck.”
The cost to participate is $70 per player and the fee includes food, a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation, golf fees and the use of cart. Donation bids are accepted to play with your favorite driver.
The day promises to be chock full of excitement with raffles, prizes and contests. A reward of $5,000 (which won't be won by CP.com editor Bobby Bennett) will be presented to the golfer that lands a hole-in-one.
As an added bonus the Top Fuel dragster of Scotty Cannon will be on display.
Evan Knoll wouldn’t say he’s an accomplished golfer but pointed out there shouldn’t be a dull moment.
“You’re going to see a combination of Caddyshack and Happy Gilmore,” Knoll said. “We’re drag racers and that should say it all. If you’re looking for Tiger Woods you had better turn to the Golf Channel. But, if you want to see a bunch of out of work comedians, this is the place to come. We’re just going to have a big party and we might play some golf too.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, joy, and strength. Since 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan has granted wishes to more than 5,000 special children in Michigan. Of each dollar spent in FY 2006, more than 80 cents went directly to granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Funding comes from individual contributors, special events, corporate donations and sponsorships, foundation grants, workplace giving programs, and planned gifts.
Event to be held Thursday, August 2nd at 3:00 PM, at Island Hills Golf Course 30 minutes south of Kalamazoo, MI - 23510 Island Hills Drive, Centreville, MI 49032 - 269-467-7261.