Thursday, 10 July, 2008 1:24 AM
Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup Race Heats Up Fun for the
Whole Family July 11-13, 2008
Attractions Race Weekend Include Entertainment, U.S. Navy Super
Hornet Demo Team and Salvation Army Outdoors Family Fun Zone
courtesy of www.gold-cup.com
-- This year's entertainment and family attractions are
as exciting as the competition on the river. The heat is on in July
with the 2008 Chrysler Jeep Superstores Detroit APBA Gold Cup Race.
and longer hours of operation increase the summertime fun. Friday,
July 11, is "free Friday," with the racecourse open until
6:30 p.m. for racing fans. The races take place on the Detroit River
racecourse near Belle Isle, recognized worldwide as the premier
site for hydroplane boat racing.
West Coast Super Hornet Demo Team will bring the thunder over the
Detroit River by demonstrating maneuvers of one of the U.S. Armed
Forces' most impressive aircraft, the FA-18.
also will present its high-tech "Accelerate Your Life Experience,"
a firsthand view of Navy life complete with interactive video games
and the 180-degree "Immersa-Domes." The domes plunge participants
into the real-world sights, sounds and smells of a Navy seaman through
a thrilling virtual reality experience.
fans of all ages, the Michigan Hall of Fame will present a wide
array of sports challenges and inflatables, including a football
obstacle course, a full-action video golf simulator, a pro-style
Wiffle ball batting cage and hockey and lacrosse skill zones in
the Family Fun Zone located in the Hydromart. A traveling museum
commemorating Michigan's sports heroes will also be on site.
Army Outdoors will also host an Outdoor Family Fun Zone on the riverfront
in Henderson Park. Family friendly activities including "virtual"
fishing, casting lessons, archery, relay races, face painting and
more will all be part of the fun. The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit
has been named the official charity of the 2008 APBA Gold Cup race.
A percentage of all proceeds from the general admittance tickets
will go to support the Salvation Army Outdoors, an initiative designed
to provide youth and families with fun and educational outdoor experiences
such as fishing, boating, hiking and camping.
picnic area, games, arts and crafts, balloon artists and wandering
stilt walkers are additional family attractions.
Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup weekend is the premier family
For more details on the full list of the weekend's activities, visit
sponsor is the Chrysler Jeep Superstores Advertising Association.
The Chrysler Jeep Superstores Advertising Association is made up
of the 39 independently owned Chrysler Jeep Superstores in Southeastern
Michigan from Monroe to Fowlerville and from Clinton to Port Huron.
To find out more, visit www.chryslerjeepsuperstores.com.
or more information, log on to the DRRA's Web site, www.gold-cup.com.
Chrysler Jeep Superstores