Monday, July 9, 2007

USA. Quake on the Lake gets Szott Chrysler Jeep sponsorship

Monday, 09 July 2007

The 8th Annual Quake on the Lake to benefit the Rainbow Connection returns to shake up summertime fun with a big boost from sponsor, neighbor and boating enthusiast Tom Szott of Szott M-59 Chrysler Jeep in White Lake Township.

This year's Inboard Hydroplane races will be held on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22nd at the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area in White Lake/Waterford Townships. Eighty of the nation's top drivers in the sport will make massive waves, tons of noise and lots of fun on the Pontiac Lake from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m on one of the fastest one-mile racecourses in the nation.

"My family, our store employees and I all love boating," Szott said. "This event takes family fun and boating to the extreme in a great recreational setting, and it supports a terrific organization."

All proceeds from the event benefit the Rainbow Connection, a local non- profit charity which grants wishes to children with terminal or life threatening illnesses.

The race event has attracted record crowds of nearly 175,000 since 2000. In the last six years alone, 13 American Power Boat Association (APBA) records have been established on the challenging one-mile course in five different racing classes.

This year, Szott and UAW P3 Team Members (People, Pride and Product) will be on hand to pass out Employee Choice numbers to give those without a Chrysler-Jeep vehicle the chance to get the best deal possible on a new Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge. The UAW P3 Team was formed in 2003 to encourage Chrysler employees to "buy what they build."

Festivities include vehicle displays along with the Flaming Pistons Classic Car Club showcasing classic vehicles of every make and model. Current Chrysler vehicles will be featured.

New this year is the Sandblast Volleyball Tournament scheduled for Saturday, July 21st and a silent auction, featuring sports memorabilia, hydroplane prints and gift cards. There is also a Family Fun Zone featuring great attractions for kids of all ages including Moonwalks, face painting and much more.

Sponsor and neighbor, Szott M-59 Chrysler Jeep, sits in the back yard of the race site at Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area.

"Oakland County has super summer festivities for the entire family, Quake on the Lake is the complete package for fun in the sun," added Szott.

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