Archive for July 2011
Pro Football Hall Of Hame Inductee Marshall Faulk Hosts S. Florida Celebration August 10th At Playwright Irish Pub – The Village At Gulfstream Park
MIAMI, FL (August 12, 2011) – Warren Henry Automotive Group is pleased to serve as the title sponsor of NFL great and NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk’s exclusive South Florida VIP Hall of Fame Induction Celebration on Wednesday, August 10, at The Playwright Irish Pub in The Village At Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL in celebration of Faulk’s 2011 induction into the Pro Football Hall Fame.
The event will feature a red carpet arrival and meet and greet with the seven-time NFL Pro Bowl running back along with other sports celebrities and VIPs, including Michael Irvin, Lawrence Taylor, Warren Sapp, Cornelius Bennett, Isaac Bruce, and more. Guests will enjoy a sports-themed evening of signature cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, cigar lounge and more, all in the company of some of pro football’s greatest legends. A raffle and live auction of sports memorabilia and luxury items will also take place with all proceeds to benefit Faulk’s charitable organization, the Marshall Faulk Foundation. Through his foundation, Faulk is dedicated to improving the quality of life for youth by increasing opportunities for them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
“Choosing South Florida as a destination to celebrate my induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was an easy choice. For years, much of the South Florida community has embraced me like I was a native. It’s a great opportunity for me to see a lot of old friends and raise money for my foundation,” Faulk said. “I appreciate the friendship and support from Warren Henry Automotive and its part in making this night possible.”
Sponsors for the evening’s event include Warren Henry Automotive Group; Arthur Benjamin and American Dog Rescue; The Playwright Irish Pub and The Village at Gulfstream Park; King Jewelers and Ebel Watches; Opustone Granite & Marble Distributors; Brotman Nusbaum & Fox Law; THINK Magazine; and more.
Arguably the game’s greatest combination runner and pass receiver, Faulk’s hall of fame career reached its pinnacle in 2000 when he was named NFL’s Most Valuable Player and led the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bowl
XXXIV. After retiring from the NFL following the 2006 season, Faulk embarked on a career in broadcasting where he will enter his fifth season as an analyst this fall for the NFL Network. Faulk was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6th in Canton, OH.
About Marshall Faulk
Following a phenomenal college football career at San Diego State University, Marshal Faulk was drafted into the NFL second overall in 1994 by the Indianapolis Colts and immediately exploded onto the NFL landscape. Faulk became the first NFL player to win both the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and the Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. Faulk joined the St. Louis Rams in 1998 where he was twice named NFL Most Valuable Player (2000, 2001) and earned a Super Bowl ring in 2000. Faulk currently ranks 10th all-time in NFL career rushing yards and remains the only NFL player to rush for 12,000 yards and record 6,000 receiving yards. After retiring from the NFL following the 2006 season, Faulk embarked on a career in broadcasting where he will enter his fifth season this fall as an analyst for the NFL Network. Faulk appears regularly on a number of the network’s programs including NFL Total Access, Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears, Sprint Halftime Show, Kay Jewelers Postgame show and NFL GameDay Morning show.
About the Marshall Faulk Foundation
By building corporate partnerships within the community, the Marshal Faulk Foundation is able to provide financial assistance to projects focusing primarily on sports development and education. Through its efforts the foundation is able to touch the lives of children in a positive way, encouraging them to become the leaders of tomorrow. To date, the Marshall Faulk Foundation has provided more than $1 million in financial assistance and hands-on involvement to programs all across the United States. For more information about Marshall Faulk or his foundation please visit: www.MarshallFaulk.com.
About Warren Henry Automotive Group
Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Warren Henry Automotive Group is based in Miami, Florida with eight South and Central Florida dealerships including Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, Volvo, Lamborghini, Fisker, Subaru and pre-owned vehicles. They are located at 20800 NW 2nd Avenue (Hwy 441). For more information, call 888-856-3113 or visit www.WarrenHenryAuto.com.
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson Hosts July 30th Memorial Ride In Honor Of The Late Bruce Rossmeyer
South Florida Fans to enjoy food and fun to benefit Youth Automotive Training Center while paying tribute to the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealer
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (July 14, 2011) – Bruce Rossmeyer’s Sunrise & Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson, is pleased to announce their 2nd annual “Memorial Ride” which pays tribute to the late Bruce Rossmeyer by celebrating his life – featuring a police escorted motorcycle ride on July 30, 2011. Benefitting the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC), the event will feature a Bruce Rossmeyer video memorial tribute, Country BBQ and good times for all.
The Bruce Rossmeyer Memorial Ride will depart promptly at 5pm from Harley Davidson in Fort Lauderdale, ending at the Sunrise location. The Marshall Brother’s Band and a DJ are providing hard-hitting entertainment. Tickets can be purchased for $25 prior to the event or for $30 on the day of. Registration begins at 3pm, and attendees will receive a free commemorative patch and t-shirt.
Bruce Rossmeyer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealer, grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey. In 1994, looking for something fun to do in his retirement, Bruce bought his first Harley-Davidson dealership in Daytona Beach. In just fifteen years, Bruce expanded this family business into the largest chain of Harley-Davidson dealerships in the world. In 2005, Bruce opened the crown jewel of his empire, the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership and Destination Daytona. This 150-acre complex – which includes Daytona Harley-Davidson, restaurants, bars, shops, hotel and condos – quickly became one of Florida’s premier tourist destinations, for both bikers and non-bikers alike. He followed it up with the addition of several more dealerships.
On July 30th 2009, while heading to the Sturgis biker rally in South Dakota, Bruce died in a motorcycle accident. Bruce’s appetite for life and the way in which he lived it are legendary, but what he will be most remembered for by those who knew and loved him was his total devotion to his family. His wife, Sandy and the family’s greatest wish is to continue Bruce’s legacy of giving.
Bruce’s dedication to charitable causes was as wide-ranging as his business interests. The Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) in South Florida was very dear to his heart. He pledged time and money to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, Serenity House, and The Darrel Armstrong Foundation. Bruce served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler counties, and was also a founder of Camp Boggy Creek, a summer camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses (a division of The Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Paul Newman). The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital named a family sleeping room in Bruce’s honor for his generous support – which includes the Ft. Lauderdale “Toys In The Sun Run,” a fundraising event for the hospital that is also the biggest one-day bike event in Florida.
Rossmeyer’s remarkable business success was matched only by his dedication to family, and his zest for life. Bruce’s passion was motorcycles, but family was his first love. As wide-ranging as his business empire grew, it always remained, at heart, a family business. All five of Bruce’s children — Mandy, Wendy, Randy, Will, and Shelly – have throughout their lives been actively involved in and continue to run the family business.
For more information about the 2nd Annual Bruce Rossmeyer Memorial Ride, or to register in advance, please visit www.BruceRossmeyerH-D.com.
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson dealerships include the legendary Daytona Beach location, as well as the famed Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley–Davidson located in Ormond Beach at Destination Daytona, the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealership, in addition to 9 other nation-wide locations. The Rossmeyer’s are dedicated to carrying on the family tradition, where the dealers are the lifelines to the customers. Employees at the stores provide clients with the knowledge, service and information necessary to get riders on the road. Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson serves South Florida with two locations in Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise. For more information, please call Bruce Rossmeyer’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson at (954) 724-2800 or visit www.BruceRossmeyerH-D.com.