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GNCC Golf Tournament at Snowshoe

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Contact: Bruce Vermeulen at bv@riderdown.org

The RiderDown/GNCC Racing Golf Tourney is set to tear up the course at Snowshoe!

Below is the PR for the annual golf tournament at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia which kicks off a weekend of GNCC racing and benefits injured riders. Thanks for spreading the word. RiderDown is sponsoring a chance for someone to earn $10,000!

The GNCC Golf Tournament Returns to Snowshoe

Snowshoe, W. Va. (June 21, 2010) -- GNCC Golfing comes before GNCC Racing again this year, with the ninth-annual GNCC Golf Tournament! Like last year, the spectacular Ravens Club course at Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia will play host once again. The game takes place Friday, June 25th, the day before the MotorcycleUSA.com Snowshoe GNCC kicks off with ATV racing on Saturday and bike racing on Sunday. Signup at the Ravens Club begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The 18-hole Ravens Club course is one of the most spectacular in the entire nation.

The Raven Golf Club features one of the top-20 courses in the United States and has received accolades from well-known golfing and travel publications. The picturesque course is nestled in the mountains surrounding the Snowshoe Resort and features plenty of elevation change, elevated tee boxes and much more. Check out the list of accolades:

GolfWeek Magazine 2009: #2 course in the state of West Virginia

Golf Digest 2008/2009: 4.5 Stars (5 stars possible)

Golf Week Magazine 2007: "18th Best Resort Course in the Nation"

Golf Week Magazine 2006: "Ranked #1 Public Access Course in West Virginia" - Fifth straight year receiving this number one ranking

Golf Week Magazine 2006: "Ranked #17 in the Top 40 Resort Courses in America"

Golf Week Magazine 2006: "Ranked #84 in the Top 100 Modern Golf Courses in US"

Washington Golf Monthly 2006: "One of the 100 Must Play Golf Courses in the Mid-Atlantic"

Travel & Leisure Golf: Rated in the Top 25 of the "Best 100 Courses to Play Under $100"

As always, the GNCC golf tournament is used as a fund raiser for an industry charity. This year's benefactor is the Rider Down Foundation (www.riderdown.org) which is a not-for-profit group that helps provide financial assistance, support and information for injured riders. Rider Down Foundation services all riders, amateur and pro, motorcycle or ATV. "This will be the fourth year that RiderDown has been the beneficiary of this charity event and we are truly grateful to everyone involved," says RiderDown President, Bruce Vermeulen.

"We're pleased to be able to help support the RiderDown Foundation during the Snowshoe weekend," said Event Director Tim Cotter.

Also, there's no better chance to rub elbows with the GNCC stars - and your friends - than with a day off the track and on the links with the GNCC family. The game will be competitive, but the players surely aren't as good on the golf course as they are on the race course! So don't worry about the spikes or making sure you've got the right set of clubs. Just join the club by coming out and playing!

There will be prizes awarded. The following are a list of the prizes:

  • $10,000 Hole-in-One
  • $500 Visa Gift Card
  • Nike golf equipment
  • Bose Wave Music System
  • And each registered golfer will receive a $50 gift card

The GNCC Golf tournament is open to anyone and everyone, and the game is played with teams of four in a best-ball, scramble format. Golf costs $75 for each team member for a total entry of $300 per team. All signup will be conducted at the Ravens Club at Snowshoe starting at 7:30 am on Friday. The shotgun start begins at 9:00 a.m.. Teams can be selected or will be assigned randomly. And the winning team will have its name engraved on the GNCC Golf Trophy, which is on display in the lobby of the Racer Productions offices.

The off-road racing industry is encouraged to sponsor a hole on the course for $250, and all proceeds go to the Rider Down Foundation. The sponsorship is tax deductible, and sponsorship will garner plenty of attention. The event is expected to garner media coverage in industry publications, as well as on the Can-Am GNCC TV Series on Versus Network. Sponsors can set up banners or product at the hole they choose to back.

So we'll see you at Snowshoe. It's time to go GNCC Golfing!

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1973, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles, competing for more than $3 million in prizes. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.

About Racer Productions
A West Virginia-based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for more than 30 years. It's repertoire of facilities and events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, since 1973; professional and amateur national events at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, since 1977; and professional and amateur ATV events at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.

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