IRL: Playa Del Racing charity fund raiser notes

Playa Del Racing Helps Toby Keith Raise Funds for Ally's House VIP Trip to 2006 Indianapolis 500 Goes to Highest Bidder in Silent Auction Indianapolis (May 25, 2006) - Playa Del Racing (PDR) President Gary Sallee and Vice President Susan ...

Playa Del Racing Helps Toby Keith Raise Funds for Ally's House

VIP Trip to 2006 Indianapolis 500 Goes to Highest Bidder in Silent Auction

Indianapolis (May 25, 2006) - Playa Del Racing (PDR) President Gary Sallee and Vice President Susan Schafer announced that for the second consecutive year (PDR) has made a donation in the team's name to The Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic for the benefit of Ally's House.

A VIP trip to the 2006 Indianapolis 500, which included VIP passes to PDR's pre-race events as well as suite passes for Sunday's 90th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing was awarded to Paul Odom, an Oklahoma City real estate developer. Odom and his son will be attending their first-ever 500 beginning with Carburetion Day activities Friday, May 26, 2006.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in Toby's efforts to raise funds for Ally's House," said Sallee. "He is very passionate about the charity and to helping as much as possible.

"We are looking forward to welcoming Mr. Odom and his son to share all of the excitement of their first Indianapolis 500."

Ally's House is a non-profit charity named for the late Allison Webb, the daughter of Keith's friend and former band mate Scott Webb. Ally's House offers assistance to families of young children struggling with pediatric cancer. Ally died in August 2003, one month shy of her third birthday after developing a form of kidney cancer called Wilm's tumors. In her memory, the organization helps with medical expenses, travel, financial needs and other forms of support. Donations will be used to help these families through this difficult journey.

"I have been a supporter of Ally's House since its inception," said Odom. "But taking a trip to the Indianapolis 500 was the furthest thing from my mind when I went to the silent auction Sunday night.

"This will be a trip to remember for my son, David, and I. I am proud to have been able to contribute to the Ally's House Charity. The Webbs are wonderful, gracious people who work very hard to ensure all the money raised goes to the people who need it. I appreciate the team's participation and am very excited to attend my first Indianapolis 500 and cheer for Playa Del Racing."

Playa Del Racing, which loosely translates to "Beach Racing" in Spanish, was founded in 2001 in the beach community of Playa Del Rey, Calif. Sallee, Schafer, Jeff Brougher, Jon Herb and Ernie Moody are the co-owners of the Indianapolis based team.

Keith has been heralded as Billboard's top selling Country artist, positioned in a major national television campaign for Ford, opened his own chain of I Love This Bar & Grill restaurants, filmed his first major motion picture for Paramount and launched a ground-up country label, among so many other milestones and accolades. But for him, the real story is in the music. His White Trash with Money album is the first release from his newly formed record label, Show Dog Nashville.

-www.playadelracing.com.

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Jon Herb , Scott Webb