"Night of Champions" Features Stars at PIR
Event to benefit ASU College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
Larry Fitzgerald - All-Pro Arizona Cardinals wide receiver and a spokesperson for EAS® sports nutrition products - will join 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and current NASCAR on ESPN analyst Rusty Wallace at Phoenix International Raceway's luxury lounge, Octane, for a unique charity event on Thursday, April 8.
Taking place in conjunction with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 100 - a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race - Phoenix International Raceway's "Night of Champions" will raise funds and awareness for the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation. The event will take place from 6-10 p.m., running throughout the Jimmie Johnson Foundation 100, and will also include a wine tasting created by NASCAR team owner and owner/founder of Adobe Road Winery, Kevin Buckler.
Tickets for Phoenix International Raceway's "Night of Champions" are currently available for $300 per person, and guests will enjoy fine food and drink, an exclusive silent and live auction, and the opportunity to interact with the popular and entertaining sports personalities, all while contributing to the advancement of nursing and healthcare research at one of Arizona's leading educational institutions.
Presenting sponsorships for the event are also available. Sponsorship packages include inclusion on all event materials and an array of exclusive experiences throughout the NASCAR event weekend at PIR.
Those interested in attending the "Night of Champions" are encouraged to contact Stacy Kutz at (623) 463-5632 or email@example.com. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Jonathan Stone at (623) 463-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for 2010 at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at PhoenixRaceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). The PIR Ticket Office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 125 S. Avondale Blvd., just south of I-10 at Exit 131 in Avondale.
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