CHAMPCAR/CART: CARA Charities to host Long Beach event

CARA CHARITIES HOSTS EXCITING CRUISE, CASINO NIGHT IN "PIRATES OF THE ADRENALINE" EVENT AT LONG BEACH New Grand Prix Charity Spectacular Features Fun, Food, Entertainment With Racers LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2006) -- One of North American...

CARA CHARITIES HOSTS EXCITING CRUISE, CASINO NIGHT IN "PIRATES OF THE ADRENALINE" EVENT AT LONG BEACH

New Grand Prix Charity Spectacular Features Fun, Food, Entertainment With Racers

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2006) -- One of North American motorsports biggest events, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, always brings wide array of attractions to the streets of the harbor city.

In addition to the highly competitive open-wheel racing action, unique activities like beauty pageants, skateboarding, celebrity contests as well as charity events for great causes are always a portion of the Long Beach racing weekend. It's makes the Grand Prix more than a racing classic. It is a true event.

This year's April 7-9 Grand Prix spectacular is no different with the addition of a popular motorsports extravaganza, CARA Charities' Raceway Rendezvous, the fourth annual edition of fun, food, entertainment and raising money for charities.

On Friday, April 7, Raceway Rendezvous hits the high seas with a unique party on Hornblower's SS Endless Dreams cruise ship through the Long Beach Harbor. This year's version of Raceway Rendezvous is called "Pirates of the Adrenaline" and features an on-board casino night with celebrity guests and variety of party favors.

"We are very excited to bring Raceway Rendezvous to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach," said Vicki Faivre, president of CARA Charities. "For over three decades, the Toyota Grand Prix has been one of the premiere racing events in North America. We are pleased to work with the Long Beach Grand Prix Association, Toyota and the Champ Car World Series to bring our popular fund raising event to their sensational weekend. The 'Pirates of the Adrenaline" will just add to the excitement of the Grand Prix experience."

The Friday evening cruise, after a full day of racing action on the streets, will begin with a 6:30 p.m. boarding in Rainbow Harbor at Long Beach Harbor (next to the Aquarium). At 7:30 p.m., the cruise will hit the seas for 45 minutes with many activities on board. For those wishing to debark from the ship, the Endless Dreams will return to port at 8:30 p.m. and return to the harbor for another 45-minute cruise.

CARA Charities, one of motorsport's leading charitable organizations, also is celebrating twenty-five years in operation and with more than $4 million donated to needy causes. Tickets are now available for the April 7 "Pirates of the Adrenaline" Long Beach Harbor cruise with individual tickets priced at $150 per person. Sponsorships also are available. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, contact the CARA Charities headquarters by e-mail carachar@aol.com or by calling 317-299-2277.

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