Friday, January 30, 2009

Nick Lachey, 3-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson Host Second Annual Super Skins Weekend


Multi-platinum recording artist, Nick Lachey, and three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Jimmie Johnson, are teaming up once again for their second annual Super Skins Weekend, held in Tampa, Florida during Super Bowl XLIII.

This year’s Super Skins Weekend will consist of the Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic held on Saturday, January 31st, as well as the Super Skins Kick Off Party on Friday, January 30th at the Hula Bay Club. Tickets for the party are available to the public at Proceeds from Super Skins Weekend will benefit multiple charities.

"Super Skins kicked off with a big bang last year and we’re confident year two is going to be even better," stated Johnson. "Nick and I designed Super Skins to use the energy surrounding Super Bowl weekend to not only have a great time, but to raise a lot of money for some really worthy causes."

"Last years Super Skins proved to be one of the highlights of my year and a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come," stated Lachey.

Fifth Third Bank, a mainstay of Lachey’s beloved hometown, has signed on as Primary Sponsor of Super Skins. "It’s no secret that my heart is in Cincinnati and I’m so proud that Cincinnati’s own Fifth Third Bank is a partner to help raise funds to drive to some very worthy organizations," added Lachey.

Last year’s Super Skins weekend raised over $400,000 for multiple charities including The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Baseball Assistance Team, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Nick Lachey Foundation and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. Celebrities like Jerry Rice, Jason Sehorn, Entourage's Kevin Dillon, Joey Fatone, Geoff Stultz, Justin Bartha, Cincinnati Reds’ Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, Falcons QB Chris Redman, Baltimore Ravens, QB Kyle Boller and NASCAR’s Kurt Busch were among the celebrity participants in the Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic.

"Fifth Third is thrilled to be a part of this event," said Brian Keenan, President and CEO, Fifth Third Bank - Tampa Bay Affiliate. "It is an honor to partner with this amazing group of celebrities to give back to so many worthy causes."