CHAMPCAR/CART: 100 Black Men of America, Inc. receive donation from TKG

TKG Offers First Donation to 100 Black Men of America in Support of Urban Community Technology Program INDIANAPOLIS - Team KOOL Green (TKG) will donate $16,683.81 to 100 Black Men of America as a result of on-track performances by drivers Dario...

TKG Offers First Donation to 100 Black Men of America in Support of Urban Community Technology Program

INDIANAPOLIS - Team KOOL Green (TKG) will donate $16,683.81 to 100 Black Men of America as a result of on-track performances by drivers Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy in Sunday's CART FedEx Championship Series race at the Detroit Grand Prix.

Team KOOL Green and 100 Black Men of America, Inc., jointly announced last week they would participate in a program designed to increase access to computers, technology and training in urban communities. Through the program Team KOOL Green, with funding provided by Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, the team's principal sponsor, offers financial donations to the 100 Black Men of America's urban community technology program based on laps completed and overall race performances by TKG drivers Paul Tracy and Dario Franchitti.

Franchitti earned his best finish of the season with a second-place finish yesterday while his teammate Tracy who was running fifth, finished 14th after running out of fuel on the last lap.

"It was great to get the maximum lap donation for 100 Black Men of America," said Franchitti, "and I was so close to earning the $10,000 bonus for the win. We want to give the 100 as much money as we can to work with and we're going to push hard at Cleveland to get it."

"While we didn't get a 1-2 finish for the big bucks, the one consolation is that we raised a good amount of money this weekend," said Tracy. "We'll both be going for it in Cleveland, but I'd sure like to be the one to bring the first $10,000 bonus for a win to the 100 Black Men of America program."

In addition to an amount donated by TKG for each lap completed by Franchitti and Tracy, the team will also donate a $10,000 bonus for a race win and $20,000 for a 1-2 TKG finish. The program, which kicked off yesterday in Detroit, will be repeated at four additional races this season - Cleveland, Chicago, Houston and Fontana, which is located just outside Los Angeles.

100 Black Men of America is a group of concerned African Americans whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the African American community. The money will be used to increase access to computers, technology and training in urban communities. For further information visit the TKG web site at www.koolracing.com.

-TKG-

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti
Teams Williams