WCRWA and BSLA Announce The Formation of WAM, Inc.
Concord, NC (May 26, 2004) -- The Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary and Busch Series Ladies Association are pleased to announce the formation of the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. (WAM, Inc.) The newly formed organization is the result of a merger between the WCRWA and BSLA. Founded in 1965 and 1996 respectively, the two organizations decided to join forces, in addition to the ladies of the Craftsman Truck Series to form one united front which serves all three major NASCAR® sanctioned racing divisions.
"With the changes to the sport and the new sponsorship of the Cup Series, we decided it was time to make changes with the women's auxiliaries as well," stated Ann Schrader, President of the WCRWA. "Through many discussions and options we elected to form one organization serving the same goals."
"It was a natural fit to combine these organizations," added Cathy Green, former BSLA President. "We all want to accomplish the same thing and felt we could have a stronger front with the two organizations combined as well as pulling in the ladies from the Truck Series."
In 2004, the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. has been honored with the designation of "Proud Charity of NASCAR®". NASCAR® and the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. have the combined experience of over 90 years in motorsports. These long traditions of creating exciting and safe racing and helping racing families in need makes the partnership between NASCAR® and the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. a winning combination.
The Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports' mission is to enrich the sport of NASCAR® with a commitment to its families through fundraising and wellness programs for those requiring medical or financial assistance. In addition, the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. helps support organizations with likeminded missions and purposes.
Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports Becomes Primary Sponsor of Motor Racing Outreach Fitness & Rehabilitation Mobile Unit
The Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports Inc. (WAM, Inc.) is pleased to announce their primary sponsorship of the Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) Fitness and Rehabilitation Mobile Unit during the 2004 NASCAR Season. MRO will continue to operate the program, with clinical and partial financial support from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC).
The Fitness and Rehab Mobile unit will be present at all NASCAR NEXTEL Cup events, with free services available to all drivers, crew members, officials, media and public relations personnel, etcetera who attend each event. In addition, MRO will also send a unit to all Busch Series stand-alone events.
"The Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports is very pleased to be able to help continue to provide this valuable service to the NASCAR community. The work of the trainers and staff is an important part of each race weekend, and we look forward to helping Motor Racing Outreach and Wake Forest University Baptist Medial Center continue this program," stated Brian Bell, WAM Industry Relations Manager.
Since 1999, MRO and WFUBMC have provided professional athletic training care for the NASCAR traveling community. These services include, but are not limited to, injuries or ailments related to back, ankles, wrists, and knees. In addition, the trainers also work to provide preventive care to ensure the good health of all who take advantage of this program. More than 5500 treatments have been provided over the last five years.
The Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. (WAM, Inc.), a proud charity of NASCAR, was established in 2004 with the merger of the Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary and the Busch Series Ladies Association. The Auxiliary's mission is to enrich the sport of NASCAR with a commitment to its families through fundraising and wellness programs for those requiring medical or financial assistance. In addition, the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports, Inc. helps support organizations with likeminded missions and purposes.
For more information on the Women's Auxiliary of Motorsports or how to join please call 704-455-9299 or log onto www.waminc.org.