'Deadliest Catch' Crew to Spend 4 days at Detroit's Spring Boating Expo

Will Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, Wing Eating Contest and Give Away a Trip to Mexico

Just in time for the new season of Discovery Channel’s hit television series “Deadliest Catch”, airing in April, Mike Fourtner & Travis Lofland from the F/V Time Bandit will appear at the Spring Boating Expo, March 17-20 at the Suburban Collection Showplace (formerly Rock Financial Showplace). These two colorful cast members will be onsite to share their tales of the Bering Sea and for show goers to meet and greet. They will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day at the Spring Boating Expo and will participate in the show’s annual Wing Eating Contest among other promotional events. Check www.SpringBoatingExpo.com for meet and greet times and schedules.

In addition to hundreds of boats, motors, trailers, accessories, dockage, and services, there are a boat load of promotions scheduled which make this event fun for everyone:

Family Boating Photo Contest. Submit your best family boating photo and you could win a $100 gift card to spend at the show and a four pack of tickets to Spring Boating Expo!

Spend $10,000 - Win $1,000. Any $10,000 purchase at the Spring Boating Expo qualifies you to enter to win a $1,000 rebate to apply toward this purchase. Must be 18 years old to enter. Winner to be drawn Sunday March 20, 2011 and notified by March 26.

Enter to win a Free Wolverine Pontoon Boat Trailer
($1,499 value)
Presented by Creek Meadow Marine. Must be 18 years old to enter. No purchase necessary. Winner to be drawn Sunday March 20, 2011 and notified by March 26.

Wing Eating Contest - Win Redwing & Pistons Tickets!

Think your Wing Eating Skills are tops? Come prove it at the show’s Wing Eating Contest on Friday 3/18 with 94.7 WCSX & Malarkey’s Irish Pub. The wings start flyin’ at 7pm! If you’re crowned “King (or Queen) of Wings” you be rewarded with a pair tickets to see the Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Black Hawks at Joe Louis Arena on April 8th and a pair of tickets to see the Detroit Pistons vs. the Indiana Pacers on March 26th at the Palace of Auburn Hills! Sign up to compete at www.wcsx.com beginning Monday, March 9th!

Shake hands with SpongeBob SquarePants!
SpongeBob will be at the show from noon - 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20.

Meet Tigers' Mascot Paws and Fast Pitch Machine - Ready for baseball? Don’t miss 101.1 WRIF onsite Saturday 3/19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with Detroit Tigers’ mascot “Paws”! Try your hand (or arm!) at the Fast Pitch Machine while you’re there!

Win a Trip to Mexico!
Wanna go to Mexico? Start practicing your piñata breaking skills! DOUG-FM is onsite Saturday 3/19 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with your chance to win an ALL INCLUSIVE trip for 2 to the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Mexico! Listen to 9.3 WDVD and 93.1 Doug-FM for your chance to qualify. See contest details at www.931dougfm.com.

Spring Begins on March 20th! The Spring Boating Expo is not only a great place to find a deal on a boat before the season starts, but it's also a great trip for family fun! It is held March 17 – 20 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., formally the Rock Financial Showplace.

Admission to the boat show is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Save time and money – buy your tickets online at www.springboatingexpo.net. Hours are Thursday & Friday: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 11AM - 6PM. Parking: Paved, $5 on-site. For Information on promotions and schedules call: 1.800.932.2628 or visit www.springboatingexpo.net. Special room rates: available at the Doubletree, 42100 Crescent Blvd., Novi, MI 48375. $79 rate includes breakfast, free WiFi and, free shuttle to the show. To reserve your room with "Spring Boating Expo Room Block" call 248-344-8800.