DETROIT (November 29, 2001) - CART Charities, the charitable arm of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., announced today that its 2001 holiday sticker campaign will employ a patriotic theme and proceeds will benefit the Twin Towers Fund. The...
DETROIT (November 29, 2001) - CART Charities, the charitable arm of Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., announced today that its 2001 holiday sticker campaign will employ a patriotic theme and proceeds will benefit the Twin Towers Fund.
The CART Charities sticker program featured holiday themes in each of the first two years of the program, but the theme has been altered in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy that struck our nation. This year's stickers will feature a red, white, and blue ribbon, an image of a Champ Car and a flowing American flag in the background. Below the art will be the patriotic words, "United We Stand."
"In a time of the year that revolves around family, it seems only fitting that the focus of this year's CART Charities sticker program should be on raising funds for those who were directly affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11," CART Senior Vice President of Marketing Rich Henley said. "Everyone in the CART community was deeply saddened by the events on that horrible day, and we are hopeful that this year's sticker program will in some way help the families who lost loved ones as well as those rescue workers who were injured."
The Twin Towers Fund was established by New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to assist, support, and recognize the families of the members of the uniformed services of New York City. The fund benefits the families of members of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of Court Administration, and other government offices who lost their lives or were injured as a result of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
The holiday sticker program continues CART's dedication to the Twin Towers Fund. On Nov. 9, CART made a $500,000 contribution to the Twin Towers Fund and reigning two-time champion Gil de Ferran of Marlboro Team Penske was chosen to present the check to a key mayor's official during his Champion's Tour to New York City.
Those interested in making a donation to CART Charities and obtaining these memorial stickers should visit the official web site of the FedEx Championship Series at www.cart.com. Click the link located on the front page to register and participate in the sticker program. Stickers also may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: CART Charities, 755 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 800, Troy, Michigan 48084.
In addition to the sticker program, CART Charities also raises funds for various charities through its online auction of Champ Car memorabilia. The auction takes place on eBay, and is accessible from CART.com by clicking on the CART Charities logo, located at the bottom of the front page and also in the "About CART" section of the web site.
CART Charities was established in March of 1999 with the goal of raising funds to benefit worthy organizations. In addition to its support of the Twin Towers Fund, CART Charities has also benefited Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary (CARA) and the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) owns, operates and markets the FedEx Championship Series. Reigning two-time champion Gil de Ferran and former series champions Michael Andretti (1991) and Jimmy Vasser (1996) are among the stars who battle for the FedEx Championship Series title on ovals, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses. CART also owns and operates its top development series, the Toyota Atlantic Championship. Learn more about CART's open-wheel racing series at www.cart.com.