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T. Wayne Robertson Memorial Golf Classic to Benefit Childress Institute

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2010 – The fourth annual T. Wayne Robertson Memorial Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 25, at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., and will benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Sally’s Angels.

The day at Tanglewood Park will begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Barn meeting facility with registration, brunch and a silent auction. The shotgun start of the captain’s choice tournament, on both the Championship and Reynolds courses, is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. with dinner and the awards ceremony scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Participation is $150 per player or $500 per four-person team. The event is organized by SPEVCO, the special vehicles company based in Pfafftown, N.C. For more information or to register, please contact Chris Stonehouse at cstonehouse@spevco.com or call (336) 924-7940.

“Celebrating Dad’s life and his contributions to this community are obviously very important to me, and in true T. Wayne fashion the only way to do that is to continue to give support to our local charities,” said Toby Robertson, T. Wayne’s son who is chairman of the T. Wayne Robertson Memorial Fund and vice president of sales for SPEVCO. “It is an honor to see how many friends continue to support his legacy. He would have certainly taken an interest in and supported the Childress Institute, this give us the opportunity to do just that.”

The event is named in memory of T. Wayne Robertson, recognized as one of the most influential figures in motorsports racing who died in a boating accident in 1998. He advanced within R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to become president of Sports Marketing Enterprises, a division of RJR. He founded the Winston Cup Preview, an annual NASCAR event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Air Care program and the Winston Cup Wives Charitable Auxiliary.

“The T. Wayne Memorial Golf Classic is an event I attend every year, and it’s an honor for the Childress Institute to be a part it,” said Childress, the Institute’s founder and chairman of the advisory board. “T. Wayne was a special person who did a great deal in the world of motorsports but, more important, he did so much more for the community in which he lived. Having this golf tournament in his name continues the incredible legacy of giving and living life to the fullest that he left for us all to follow.”

More information on the tournament is available at www.spevco.com/news-and-events.com. More information on the Childress Institute is available at www.childresspediatrictrauma.org.

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