St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
Crown Automotive Group today announced a partnership between the Roman & Roman 2013 Tampa Bay Strongman Classic and Crown Buick GMC. The event will take place on July 13 at 3:00 PM in Pinellas County, Florida. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sand Soldiers of America.
Last year’s event, which included a Strongman show, figure model contest, corn toss tournament and much more, attracted 42 athletes, six figure competitors and over 3,000 fans in the audience. This year’s show will once again take place at Quaker Steak & Lube, located in Pinellas Park.
Strongman is an up and coming sport in North America, with ESPN’s airing of “The World’s Strongest Man” increasing its popularity in recent years. Most athletes are amateur lifters who train several hours a week for the simple glory of knowing they are some of the strongest men and women in the country.
While the show is always entertaining, the purpose of promoting this event is not just to discover who is the strongest man or woman. “When Donnie and I first began planning this show, we decided that we didn’t want to personally profit from it,” said Tom Roman, senior attorney with Roman & Roman, P.A. “We wanted to give back to our community in some fashion. [Donnie] had just returned from a tour in Iraq with his Army Reserve unit and we thought giving back to veterans was the right thing to do.”
Crown Buick GMC is sponsoring the event and providing the vehicles for the car deadlift competition. A majority of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Sand Soldiers of America, a Pasco County non-profit organization, founded by former Sherriff Bob White and other local businessmen. Last year, the show raised over $2,100 for the charity, which helps local veterans with needs of almost any kind. Several community-based businesses have also agreed to join forces with the event, affording a larger exposure to the cause of strongmen and women supporting the returning war veterans.
The Roman & Roman 2013 Tampa Bay Strongman Classic takes place on Saturday, July 13 at 3:00 PM at Pinellas Park Quaker Steak & Lube. The cost of entry is free, but a donation to the Sand Soldiers of America is suggested. For more information or if you want to help them reach their goal, visit http://www.tampabaystrongmanclassic.com.
About Crown Automotive Group:
Crown Buick GMC is a part of Crown Automotive Group. Crown Automotive Group is a family-owned dealer group that has been in business for over 40 years and currently operates 35 domestic and international automotive franchises in Florida, Ohio and Tennessee, with over 750 employees. The group maintains a laser focus on customer and employee satisfaction, and that philosophy permeates all dealership operations. When it comes time to shop for a new vehicle, parts or service, there's a Better Way to do it. With Crown's everyday low prices and financing, you can shop and be confident that you're getting a great deal. And, with over 100 acres of new and used vehicles, you'll be sure to find exactly what you want. No matter what you're looking for, Crown hopes to find a way to provide it for you. That's why we truly feel we're The Better Way to Buy.