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Sports Briefs Spring 2020

June 15, 2020

Dover Speedway partners with Rich Mar Florist

Dover International Speedway and Rich Mar Florist, a leading Pennsylvania-based business for more than six decades and an experienced NASCAR sponsor, have entered a multiyear partnership, track officials said recently.

Rich Mar Florist, established in 1955, has three locations in northeast Pennsylvania which service the Lehigh Valley and areas of New Jersey with arrangements for weddings, corporate events and special occasions. In recent years, Rich Mar Florist has also expanded into NASCAR sponsorships, providing funding for NASCAR Cup Series teams such as Rick Ware Racing and Front Row Motorsports.

“What started off as a very simple sponsorship a few years ago has turned into something larger than I ever imagined,” said Jonathan Morrissey, vice president of Rich Mar Florist. “My family and I are excited to partner with the Monster Mile and would like to thank our drivers, fans and track partners for helping us continue to grow.”

With this partnership, Rich Mar Florist is the Preferred Florist of Dover International Speedway.

“Sponsorship is so crucial in NASCAR, and we are pleased to link with a partner who understands the value of backing the sport’s teams and drivers,” said Mark Rossi, Dover International Speedway vice president for sales and marketing. “Rich Mar has provided many of our mid-Atlantic fans with beautiful arrangements for more than 60 years, and we look forward to seeing its creativity on display at the Monster Mile.”

Prime Hook discontinues in-person pass sales

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge announced it will no longer sell America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Passes including annual, senior annual and lifetime passes, military passes and access passes. To purchase passes online, go to www.usparkpass.com. For more information, call 302-684-8419 or go to www.fws.gov/refuge/prime_hook/.

June 20 Boating Safety Class canceled

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary activities have been suspended until further notice because of the COVID-19 outbreak, so the Boating Safety Class set for Saturday, June 20, in Lewes has been canceled. For more information, email safeboat12.02@gmail.com or call Norman Stein, 302-966-0078.

Fishing, hunting, boating licenses available online 

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control continues to focus on taking a proactive and preventative approach to keep communities and employees safe in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, while maintaining operations and services as best as possible.

Sales of fishing licenses, hunting licenses, conservation access passes for vehicle access to wildlife areas, and boat registrations will occur online only or at any third-party vendors that remain open, instead of in person at DNREC’s Dover office. The department has provided links to these resources at dnrec.delaware.gov. Commercial fishing license sales will continue at the department’s main office in Dover by appointment only. Call 302-739-9916 to make an appointment.

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