The numbers are in and proceeds from event ticket sales, auction purchases and track rides raised approximately $20,000 for the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) during the fourth annual Alabama Army National Guard/Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-off at Talladega Superspeedway on Feb. 7. More than 700 guests filled the track’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage as fans sampled delicious treats prepared by some of the state’s best wild game cooks.
“We were very pleased with the results of the Cook-off,” said Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphrey. “We had excellent weather, the fan turnout was great and everyone had a fun time socializing and enjoying samples from the cook teams. We look forward to welcoming back all the fans and cook teams in 2010.”
All proceeds from the event will benefit AWF, the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. The AWF was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians. The organization holds wild game cook-offs throughout the state, however this statewide event is its largest fundraiser each year.
The purpose of AWF wild game cook-offs is to supply a place for AWF members to interact, for non-members to learn more about AWF and to provide the opportunity to raise funds to support AWF and its programs and projects. The cook-offs also demonstrate that sportsmen and sportswomen utilize the wild game and fish they harvest and cook it with care, skill and expertise to produce great table fare. For more information on the Alabama Wildlife Federation, visit www.alabamawildlife.org.
In 2009, Talladega Superspeedway proudly celebrates forty years of the most competitive racing in NASCAR. While the track has seen changes made to the cars that circle its high-banks, the surface that they race on and the grandstands that thousands of fans fill twice a year, one constant remains; Talladega Superspeedway is authentic NASCAR racing at its finest.
Race fans should make plans now to experience part of Talladega’s history in 2009 during the triple-header, Aaron’s Dream Weekend, April 24-26, featuring the ARCA RE/MAX Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For tickets, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). Tickets also are available in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT, Monday- Friday.