PPG Neon Charity Challenge gains presenting sponsor

CANTON, Mich., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Yazaki North America, Inc. (YNA) is returning for its second season to the 2000 PPG Neon Charity Challenge competition. This year, YNA is revving up its level of support, and is now a presenting...

CANTON, Mich., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Yazaki North America, Inc. (YNA) is returning for its second season to the 2000 PPG Neon Charity Challenge competition. This year, YNA is revving up its level of support, and is now a presenting sponsor, according to the DaimlerChrysler Motorsport's department and PPG, who made the announcement today. DaimlerChrysler's Bill Tracy, senior manager of Motorsports and Performance parts marketing, welcomes the addition of Yazaki, saying that YNA's involvement will benefit the Charity Challenge in three ways: -- It provides additional capital to help create a new fund-raising event for the Police Athletic League (PAL) in the form of a charity auction held on the eve of the Detroit Grand Prix on Friday, June 16, 2000. -- It provides additional prize funds that support more than 6,000 Neon amateur racers who compete in hundreds of races across the country each year, thus strengthening the sport for the future. -- It raises the overall quality and awareness of the Neon Charity Challenge Program. "Yazaki North America has a tradition of supporting causes that contribute to the youth of our region," said Tracy. "As part of the Neon Charity Challenge, YNA is joining one of the most charitable events in the motorsports industry." The Charity Challenge, one of the most highly visible grassroots racing programs in United States, has raised more than $1 million from 1994-99.

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