CHAMPCAR/CART: Grand Prix of Denver benefits charities

THE GRAND PRIX OF DENVER FOUNDATION, INC NAMES CHARITIES AS BENEFICIARIES Net Proceeds From the 2005 CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver Presented by PacifiCare to Benefit Numerous National and Local Charities DENVER--August 3, 2005--The...

THE GRAND PRIX OF DENVER FOUNDATION, INC NAMES CHARITIES AS BENEFICIARIES

Net Proceeds From the 2005 CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver Presented by PacifiCare to Benefit Numerous National and Local Charities

DENVER--August 3, 2005--The Grand Prix of Denver Foundation, Inc. announced today that eight charities have been selected as beneficiaries during the 2005 CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare. The charities include:

* Make-A-Wish Foundation (www.wish.org)

* Children's Hospital (www.thechildrenshospital.org)

* Hole In The Wall Camps (www.holeinthewallcamps.org)

* YouthBiz (www.youthbiz.org)

* Limb Preservation Foundation (www.limbpreservation.org)

* Cure Autism Now (www.cureautismnow.org)

* The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org)

* Auraria Foundation Scholarship Fund

Net proceeds from the race will be directed to these eight charities. In addition, there are several charity events over the course of the next two weeks leading up to race day. (For a complete listing of charitable events in the coming two weeks, please visit: www.gpdenver.com.)

Whether by attending a specific charity event during the next two weeks or by simply purchasing a ticket to attend the Grand Prix, community members can make a valuable contribution to these organizations and those they benefit.

According to Robert E. Sutton, CENTRIX Financial CEO and board chairman for the Grand Prix of Denver Foundation, "The Grand Prix of Denver has always served the community, and this year we're pleased to direct our charitable efforts towards these valuable organizations. We believe very much in the work they do and hope the money raised in the coming weeks helps them tremendously in fulfilling their charters and in continuing to help those in need."

About The Grand Prix of Denver Foundation, Inc.
The Grand Prix of Denver Foundation, Inc. is a Colorado not-for-profit 501(c) 3 Corporation formed in 2002 in conjunction with the inaugural Grand Prix of Denver. The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds for youth-oriented organizations and the organization relies solely upon volunteers in order to maximize distributions to the selected recipients. Robert E. Sutton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CENTRIX Financial, LLC serves as board chairman.

Past recipients of Foundation proceeds include:
* Children's Hospital
* Gold Crown Foundation
* Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver
* Hole in the Wall Camps Foundation
* Auraria Campus Foundation Scholarship Fund
* The Sam Sandos Christmas Basket Program
* Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
* Larimer Street Arts Foundation

About the CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver
The CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare is three days of international auto racing surrounded by the city's most unique summer street festival. This annual event transforms the heart of the city into the largest gathering of car enthusiasts, sports fans and music lovers. Alongside Montreal, Mexico City and Australia's Gold Coast, Denver is one of only 14 host cities in the Champ Car World Series.

CENTRIX Financial has served as the title sponsor since 2003, and acquired the event in 2004, with the vision of making it one of Denver's premier summer events, a foundation for the city's economic growth, and an opportunity for some of Denver's most caring companies to give back to the community. For more information on the CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver, including ticket sales, visit www.gpdenver.com. More information on CENTRIX Financial is available at www.centrixfinancial.com.

-CFGPDPC-

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