Alberta does it again!

Thanks to the generosity of the wonderful people of Alberta, over $19,000.00 was donated to the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation.

Six months of hard work really paid off for Dave Desmarais and Rick Hansen. The Schanks annual Castrol Charity Challenge raised $16,000.00 for the Rick Hansen Foundation. It just gets better every year.

A very special thank you to all the CASCAR Sponsors and our many friends in the automotive industry who donated valuable items to the Silent and Live Auction that created a frenzy of fun bidding hours for all the attendees.

And of course--there are no better chefs than the Blue Streak TM's who once again this year cooked up a storm at their customer appreciation BBQ's. Sincere thanks to Dave and Sherrie Richards, Darren and Tracy Thomas, and Jeff Jones who raised $1,800.00 selling their delicious smokies and Blue Streak racing t-shirts.

Calgary Sunday race day found Terry Sullivan and Connie Buckwald working the stands selling t-shirts raising a further $1,200.00! Great job! Thanks so much to the Calgary Speedway and Ray Kuntz.

All of the money raised - 100% - is directed to research to accelerate the discovery of a cure for spinal cord injury. It is through the efforts of people like Dave Desmarais, his staff, and the great folks of Alberta that the Rick Hansen Foundation will one day see their vision come true.

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