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Tom Eichas - Florida Amateur Driver of the Year

06:50 AM 14 Feb 2018 NZDT
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Tom Eichas
Tom Eichas

Pompano Beach, FL…February 13, 2018…Harness racing driver Tom Eichas has been named Florida Amateur Driving Club’s Driver of the Year.

In making the announcement, F.A.D.C. President Dein Spriggs noted Eichas’ overall contributions on the club’s behalf along with his U.D.R.S. of .444 during the 2016-2017 season.

“Tom has been our Secretary-Treasurer for the past six years and has made remarkable contributions in the promotion of our sport and its contributions to worthy charitable organizations and society, in general.

“He has also demonstrated his prowess in the sulky with his skill enabling that lofty .444 batting average.”

Eichas is no stranger to harness racing, having purchased his first horse back in 1978. He has been a member of the Florida Amateur Driving Club since its inception in 1998 and is part of that organization that has donated their driving fees totaling over $180,000 to charity.

Upon learning of his award, Eichas humbly remarked, “We, meaning our entire club, don’t do this for the recognition. We do it because we believe that this is what our sport can do for society. Of course, I am appreciative of the award and am gratified, but this will only provide me with more incentive to work on behalf of this great sport.”

Eichas will receive his award at the upcoming FSBOA Awards ceremonies on Sunday, February 18.

by John Berry for the Florida Amateur Driving Club

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