Rutland Regional Medical Center Returning for Hometown Heroes Night at Devil’s Bowl

ATTACHED PHOTO: The Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club is a popular part of the annual "Hometown Heroes Night" presented by Rutland Regional Medical Center at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  (MemorEvents photo)
Rutland Regional Medical Center Returning for Hometown Heroes Night at Devil's Bowl

Vermont's second-largest hospital to present popular community event


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WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Devil's Bowl Speedway is proud to announce the return of Rutland Regional Medical Center for the 2016 stock car racing season.  Rutland Regional joined the Devil's Bowl family to support the annual "Hometown Heroes Night" event at the West Haven, Vt., facility last summer, and will do the same again in the track's upcoming landmark 50th season on Saturday, June 25.

The Hometown Heroes event is a long-standing tradition at Devil's Bowl Speedway as serves as a tribute to local first responders members of the Armed Forces; all emergency rescue personnel, fire fighters, police, and corrections officers are admitted to the event free of charge, along with all active duty military and veterans.  In recent years, the event has been kicked off by a siren-blaring parade of local fire trucks and police cars around the speedway.   The Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club charity ride – which begins at Rutland Regional Medical Center – is also a frequent part of the parade and will return in 2016.

"Rutland Regional Medical Center is proud to once again sponsor Devil's Bowl Speedway for the upcoming season with special underwriting for the popular Hometown Heroes event," said Gerianne Smart, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  "We witness hero work here every day at the hospital and we are pleased to help celebrate and recognize local heroes from throughout the region.  Here's to a great 50th season of racing!"

Rutland Regional Medical Center is Vermont's second-largest hospital and is the state's largest non-profit community hospital, with 120 years in service and more than 1,600 professional and support staff members.  Rutland Regional is a multi-award winning facility, and in 2015 was named to the U.S. News & World Report list of "Best Hospitals for Common Care" and rated as High Performing in treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and hip and knee replacement.  For more information, visitwww.RRMC.org.

Devil's Bowl Speedway, home of "Vermont's Fastest Family Fun," will celebrate its landmark 50th season in 2016 with a full schedule of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned stock car racing and family entertainment on both its half-mile asphalt track and three-tenths-mile dirt track.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4 and just 20 minutes from Rutland, Vt.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.


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