Team Amick Motor Sports and Grant-A-Wish/Children's Promise Foundation Partner to Provide an Unforgettable Experience for Special Kids At Motorola Cup Races Sebring, FL, March 15, 2000: Team Amick Motor Sports is proud to announce their new ...
Team Amick Motor Sports and Grant-A-Wish/Children's Promise Foundation Partner to Provide an Unforgettable Experience for Special Kids At Motorola Cup Races
Sebring, FL, March 15, 2000: Team Amick Motor Sports is proud to announce their new partnership with Grant-A-Wish/Children's Promise Foundation (GAW/CPF). The popular car racing team and national charity will be providing children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to attend Motorola Cup Races across the country. In each city where a race is scheduled, GAW/CPF will be inviting local children who participate in their programs to attend the race with their families and personally experience the excitement of Motorola Cup "Street Stock" Racing! The partnership between Team Amick and GAW/CPF will "kick-off" at the March 19, 2000 race scheduled for 1 p.m. in Sebring, Florida. Children from local Florida hospitals will be the first to attend out of a series of races planned this year, The announcement was made by Team Amick Motor Sports, Grant-A-Wish/Children's Promise Foundation and Motorola Cup Racing.
Children attending the races will have the opportunity to sit in the pit and meet drivers David Amick and Joe Varde, as well as the entire crew. They will even get a chance to communicate with the drivers via radio throughout the race and ride in the pace car. In addition, each child will receive Motorola Cup "mementos", such as t-shirts and hats, and will be able to make awards presentations in the victory circle after each race. To show further support for the charity. Team Amick has incorporated the GAW/CPF logo on all of their uniforms, and of course, the car itself. At each race, the children attending will be asked to dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on the car. As the car travels from city to city, it will continue to "pick up" these personal "hands on" touches!
In 2000, Team Amick Motor Sports adopted Grant-A-Wish/Children's Promise Foundation as the non-profit they support across the United States. According to David Amick, "Team Amick Motor Sports is proud to announce their partnership with Grant-A-Wish & The Children's Promise Foundation.
"Together, with the combination of veteran Joe Varde and Grant-A-Wish, we are looking forward to a rewarding and successful on- and off the track season. Team Amick has been blessed with the opportunity to race and wanted to do something special with this opportunity. Grant-A-Wish has made this a possibility and I look forward to working with them to make wishes come true."
Now in its 3rd season, the Motorola Cup Series is growing faster than ever, Recognized as the world's premiere showroom stock series, the Motorola Cup is a ten race endurance championship racing at some of the world's most famous road courses, including Daytona (Rolex 24 hr), (12 hours of) Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Watkins Glen and the Toronto Molson Indy. The Motorola Cup Series features the auto manufacturers latest high performance cars competing in four separate classes, the top class (Super Grand Sports) of which includes the Team Amick/Grant-A-Wish Dodge Viper. Participating manufacturers in the series include Acura, Audi, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Porsche, Saleen, and Toyota.
The Grant-A-Wish Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides supportive services to thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses each year. Founded in 1982, the Grant-A-Wish Foundation has designed eight unique programs that provide support to children and their families, from the child's diagnosis to the end of the treatment process, In 1999, the Children's Promise Foundation was formed as a partner charity to Grant-A-Wish. Starting in the year 2000, and continuing into the 21st Century, the Children's Promise Foundation will absorb the management of several major programs such as Hospital Housing, Respite Housing, Support Group Sponsorship and the Drearmsurfer Network. The Grant-A-Wish Foundation will continue the management of InHospital Entertainment, Hospital Clinic Dream Boxes, Local Adventures and, of course, the Wish Granting Program.
For more information, visit www.grant-a-wish.org or call 1-800-933-5470,