CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car stars raise money

Champ Car Stars Jimmy Vasser and Ryan Hunter-Reay Help Raise Over $30,000 For Wisconsin Children's Charity INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2005) -- Hundreds of thousands of fans, young and old, have come to the Milwaukee Mile over the years to ...

Champ Car Stars Jimmy Vasser and Ryan Hunter-Reay Help Raise Over $30,000 For Wisconsin Children's Charity

INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2005) -- Hundreds of thousands of fans, young and old, have come to the Milwaukee Mile over the years to support the stars of the Champ Car World Series, and last weekend Champ Car luminaries Jimmy Vasser and Ryan Hunter-Reay took the time to give something back.

Vasser and Hunter-Reay took part in the Winner's Circle Celebration for Variety®, The Children's Charity of Wisconsin charity gala held at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee last Saturday night as part of a fund-raiser for the organization. The Champ Car stars were part of a racing contingent that featured racers from various series that compete at the Milwaukee Mile including drivers from ARCA and USAC Sprint Cars.

The evening featured a racing-themed auction to raise money for the children's charity, with items donated from a number of Champ Car teams, including autographed memorabilia from A.J. Allmendinger and the RuSPORT team. One of the highlights of the evening saw Vasser and Hunter-Reay auction off the chance for a lucky bidder to be a 'Crew Member for a Day' during this year's Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford event at the Mile June 2-4.

Both drivers saw their team spots attract final bids of nearly $1,000 each, contributing to an evening that raised over $30,000 to help the children and families that Variety® assists. The mission statement of Variety®, The Children's Charity of Wisconsin is to "provide life-saving and life-enriching assistance to children challenged by physical and mental disabilities, poverty, abuse and neglect."

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Ryan Hunter-Reay , A.J. Allmendinger