Helio Castroneves Named Parade Co-Grand Marshal
Dancing with the Stars winner Helio Castroneves and PGA Golfer Chris DiMarco have been named co-grand marshals for the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines.
Helio Castroneves is a two-time Indianapolis 500 championï¿½placing first in both 2001 and 2002. The Brazil native, who races for Team Penske, is known for his tradition of climbing the racetrack fence following a victory. Castroneves has assembled 12 wins and 49 top-five finishes throughout his IndyCar career. He is also owner and partner of the NasrCastroneves racing team which competes in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship.
Castroneves competed in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars with Julianne Hough, who was last seasonï¿½s champion. He beat out other participants, which included Dallas Mavericksï¿½ owner Mark Cuban, Spice Girl Melanie Brown, entertainer Marie Osmond, soap opera star Cameron Mathison and actress Jennie Garth.
PGA golfer Chris DiMarco, a resident of Orlando suburb Heathrow, will be the paradeï¿½s grand marshal. DiMarco graduated from the University of Florida in 1990 and turned professional shortly after. He has become a consistent competitor within the PGA Tourï¿½finishing runner-up in three majors and placing in the top 20 on the PGA tour money list five times during his career.
DiMarco participated on the United Statesï¿½ team for the 2003 and 2005 Presidents Cup and 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup. In addition to his professional career, he annually hosts the Norma DiMarco ï¿½Tee Up for Lifeï¿½ Golf Tournament benefiting R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids).