Cup driver Craven has successful fundraiser

Eighth Annual Ricky Craven Snowmobile Ride A Success CONCORD, N.C. -- The eighth annual Ricky Craven Snowmobile Ride for Charity raised $185,225 last weekend which put the overall, eight-year total over the $1 million mark. As an added ...

Eighth Annual Ricky Craven Snowmobile Ride A Success

CONCORD, N.C. -- The eighth annual Ricky Craven Snowmobile Ride for Charity raised $185,225 last weekend which put the overall, eight-year total over the $1 million mark. As an added highlight, Maine's Gov. John E. Baldacci joined the group of over 400 riders on the 60-mile course through the Moosehead Lake region of Greenville, Maine.

"When I think of how we started and where we are today, I'm totally amazed," said Craven, driver of the No. 99 Superchips Ford F-150. "Our goal for this event was to break the $1 million mark and we accomplished that. We had good weather, great trails, many generous contributors and over 400 riders which made this event a huge success."

Checks for $35,000 each were presented to representatives from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Give Kids the World, the Marrow Foundation, Children's Miracle Network and the Travis Roy Foundation. In addition, Craven presented checks for $2,500 each to the Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club and the town of Greenville's groomer fund, and $5,000 to the Greenville school system.

"I have to thank everyone who worked so hard on this event," Craven said. "My Mom (Nancy Craven) heads up this event and there are so many volunteers who make it all happen. We could never achieve the success we have without their dedication."

Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates 10 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, three in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Edwards, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Ricky Craven and Todd Kluever. For sponsorship inquiries, contact John Miller, Roush Racing, (704) 720-4600.

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Ricky Craven , Carl Edwards , Todd Kluever , Mark Martin