IPS: Best Friends, Prendeville organize fundraiser at Indy

Race Fans, Animal Lovers Can Help a Great Cause Through This Weekend's Indy Pro Series Races at IMS INDIANAPOLIS, June 12 - Race fans and animal lovers alike can share the excitement of the U.S. Grand Prix activities this weekend at the ...

Race Fans, Animal Lovers Can Help a Great Cause Through This Weekend's Indy Pro Series Races at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS, June 12 - Race fans and animal lovers alike can share the excitement of the U.S. Grand Prix activities this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway while helping Best Friends Animal Society, the not-for-profit organization that operates the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the United States.

Fans can donate money to Best Friends based on the number of laps Andrew Prendeville completes in Saturday and Sunday's Indy Pro Series races at IMS and throughout the rest of the season by making pledges at racinglapsforbestfriends.com. Donations may be made using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit cards.

Donations may also be made by telephone at (435) 644-2001, extension 4801, or by mailing checks payable to "Racing Laps for Best Friends" to: Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

Fans donate a set amount of money for each lap that Prendeville completes in each race. At $1 per lap for the 18-lap races such as the two Indy Pro Series races at IMS this weekend, the donation would be $18 per race or $36. If the car would only complete 10 laps in one race and five laps in the other race, then the donation would be $15.

Best Friends Animal Society supports animal welfare programs throughout the world, including Indianapolis. At any given time it is caring for approximately 1,500 animals at its sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Best Friends hopes the exposure to racing fans will raise awareness of the organization and gain support for animal welfare.

Prendeville, 25, is from Morristown, N.J. His Best Friends Animal Society No. 5 is fielded by RLR/Andersen Racing of Fairfield, N.J.

For more information see racinglapsforbestfriends.com; bestfriends.org; andersenracingteam.com and indycar.com/pro.

Prendeville was Angela Ganote's guest on the FOX59 Indianapolis' Morning News this morning.

He will be Don Kay's guest on the Autosportradio.com show tonight (Tuesday) at McGilvery's Restaurant, 3009 North High School Rd., Speedway, Ind. The show can be heard live on the Internet at autosportradio.com beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. Prendeville's segment should air around 7:30 p.m. EDT.

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. Prendeville will visit pediatric patients at Indianapolis' Methodist Hospital on behalf of Racing Laps for Best Friends, Methodist's Pet-a-Pet program, and the Think First National Injury Prevention Foundation.

Practice begins for the Indy Pro Series drivers at IMS on Friday at 8:30 a.m. followed by qualifying at 4 p.m. that day. The first Liberty Challenge race is Saturday at 3:45 p.m. The second race is at 8:35 a.m. Sunday before the U.S. Grand Prix Formula 1 race.

-credit: restart communications

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