Friends of Coal Sponsors GNCC Golf Tournament at Snowshoe

June 23, 2011 9:50am
Morgantown, W. Va. - The 9th Annual Friends of Coal GNCC Golf Tournament will take place this Friday, June 24 as a part of the Snowshoe GNCC event. Friends of Coal has stepped up this year as the title sponsor of the golf tournament, in which all proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W. Va.

"We are honored to be a part of the 2011 Snowshoe GNCC," said Bill Rainy, Executive Director of West Virginia Coal Association. "It is fitting that this race happens in the center of the Appalachian region, in which the coal industry is a major employer here in West Virginia," Rainy added.

This year's Friends of Coal GNCC Golf Tournament will once again take place at the Raven Golf Club on Snowshoe Mountain. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee time will follow at 9 a.m.

"Racer Productions is honored to have Friends of Coal as the newest member to the family. There is no doubt that GNCCers by nature are blue-collar workers, and nothing is more blue-collar than mining coal," said Event Director Tim Cotter.

Spectator passes run $20 for the full weekend, with pro pit access and pro autographs at no additional charge. On both Saturday and Sunday, youth riders race at 8 a.m., beginner riders race at 10 a.m., and the top amateurs and the pros race at 1 p.m.

For directions to Snowshoe Mountain, please click HERE. For more information, check out the official series website at or call 304-284-0084.

About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1979, 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 1,500 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every week on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit